We created the Fire Adapted Communities Self-Assessment Tool (FAC SAT) to help communities assess their level of fire adaptation and, just as importantly, track their capacity to live safely with fire over time. If you’re a leader in making your community more wildfire resilient, the FAC SAT can help. This assessment tool can be used to assess individual neighborhoods, cities and even large counties.
FAC SAT is designed to help community members:
The FAC SAT is solely for the use of communities. It is not a national tracking, comparison or monitoring tool, and communities will not be required to share their assessment information with the FAC Net or anyone else unless they voluntarily choose to do so.
It doesn’t exist! You’re never “done” becoming a fire adapted community, and every community’s journey toward fire adaptation is unique.
The tool is a simple PDF document containing a series of questions. Completing the assessment is a four-step process. Detailed information about who should be involved and how long the process takes can be found in the FAC SAT User and Facilitator’s Guide.
An earlier version of the FAC SAT was tested by FAC Net communities who provided feedback to help us improve the tool and develop guidance about different ways communities could use it. If you have feedback or questions about FAC SAT, we would like to hear from you.