Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network


Network Members

Our members are working to build sustainable wildfire resilience capacity in fire-prone communities. They are also dedicated to learning, sharing and innovating to advance and promote the practice of community wildfire resilience. 


Why Join FAC Net?

Members of FAC Net receive various amounts of staff support, access to our online collaboration space, small funding opportunities, and opportunities to participate in virtual and in-person co-learning exchanges or trainings. Through their online profiles and blog posts, members showcase their work on a national forum and connect with other fire adaptation leaders.

Membership allows active fire adapted communities practitioners to:

  • -Connect with other people working on wildfire resilience;
  • -Access resources and tools;
  • -Share stories with other fire adaptation practitioners;
  • -Communicate with national leaders, program staff and decision-makers; and
  • -Learn from others through webinars, peer-to-peer sharing and staff support.
For me, this is simply the best source that exists to pick up new ideas about what is happening across the country. I frequently tell folks this is the go-to place if they want to stay aware of what is going on nationally.
— FAC Net Affiliate Member

What’s the difference between affiliate and core membership?

Affiliate Membership is for ANY community wildfire resilience practitioner who wants to learn from and actively connect with other practitioners.

We work with a variety of organizations including: fire departments, conservation districts, non-profits, and Firewise/FAC councils and coordinating groups. We currently accept individual or organizational profiles.

Affiliate members can keep their membership in good standing by:

  • Attending at least one webinar or learning opportunity per year
  • Participating (by liking, sharing, posting) in our collaboration workspace at least once every 4 months
  • Having complete and up to date web profiles on

Core Membership is currently by invite only and requires a high level of commitment. Each core member has a FAC Net workplan, and agrees to devote significant time each year to engaging with staff and other members in a variety of ways. Members are dedicated to learning, sharing and innovating to advance and promote the practice of community wildfire resilience. In addition, core members iteratively determine the areas of emphasis for FAC Net.

FAC Net also supports core members who convene state networks. Due to the large number of communities in the United States that need to work on fire adaptation, FAC Net supports state networks to increase its capacity and reach as many fire-prone communities as possible. When communities across a state work together on fire adaptation they can leverage state-specific funding sources and agency partnerships.

Membership Limitations

  • As of December 1, 2019, affiliate membership application review is on hold. It will begin again in 2020.
  • As of September 1, 2019, we will be accepting international (non-US) practitioners for limited membership.
  • Vendors and other commercial entities are ineligible for membership. If you are a contractor or consultant, you are welcome to apply, but not actively solicit your services – the purposes of this space is shared learning between peers.
  • Membership in FAC Net is for fire adapted communities practitioners only, and not for individual homeowners looking for resources. If you are looking for local help with home assessments, please search our map and reach out to a practitioner near you or look at our partner organization, Firewise USA, for online resources.

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In June 2015 Core Members adopted the following “collective value proposition”:

We help society live safely with wildfire.

This is accomplished by Network members as they:

  • Share inspiration, innovations, ideas, lessons learned and best practices;
  • Create and maintain connections;
  • Enable their communities to become more fire-resilient;
  • Foster and grow sub-networks;
  • Create a broader understanding of fire adapted community concepts and principles;
  • Influence policy and funding; and
  • Develop products that fire adapted community practitioners can use in their communities and regions.