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Fairbanks North Star Borough Emergency Operations

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Fairbanks North Star Borough Emergency Operations

Fairbanks, AK 99709

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Fairbanks
AK 99709
Interests:
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Evacuation outreach
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Fuels treatment economics
  • Monitoring/Assessment
  • Wildfire risk assessment
  • WUI codes and ordinances

We partner with the community to prepare for, respond to, mitigate the impacts of, and recover from disasters.

FAC Self Assessment

We plan to hire a contractor to help conduct the FAC self assessment tool for the Fairbanks North Star Borough. As part of this process, we intend to develop a survey for residents so we can assess property owners: values, knowledge, risk reduction efforts, and efficacy of current outreach activities {firewise, ready, set, go, etc). The Fairbanks North Star Borough has several communities and/or census designated places that have differing values. This survey will help tailor our CWPP rewrite and future hazard mitigation plan. This project should start in March 2019.

2019 Fairbanks North Star Borugh Hazard Mitigation Plan Rewrite

We are currently rewriting our Hazard Mitigation Plan which is due I October 2019. Wildfire and Urban Conflagration are serious threats to most of our borough. The previous plan's chapter on wildfire was overly focused on response. We would like this rewrite to better characterize our risk throughout the community and use the best available science to determine the best way to mitigate the danger from wildfires. We also have a risk from urban conflagrations spreading into the WUI and would like to model our risk from that scenario.