Editor’s Note: While there is no “one size fits all” method to prepare yourself or your community for wildfire, there are resources which can help move you forward. In this week’s blog, we are pleased to share a fantastic resource from the Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (WAFAC)!
The Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, in partnership and collaboration with Sachamama, the Washington State Resource Conservation and Development Council, the Nature Conservancy, Community Advancement for Family Education, Nuestra Casa, Chelan County Fire District 1, Cascadia Conservation District and the Latino Community Fund, created a series of five toolkits to help communities begin their fire adaptation journey.
Each toolkit contains: a three-part video series, a presentation template with facilitator’s notes and talking points and a sample meeting/workshop agenda, including links to resources.
The toolkits focus on:
- Fire adapted landscapes;
- Fire adapted communities;
- Preparing for evacuation;
- Smoke ready communities;
- And preparing your home and landscape.
Each set of toolkit videos can be viewed in approximately 20 minutes. The videos are in Spanish, with subtitles provided in English. Sample agendas and presentation templates are available in both English and Spanish. Communities throughout the nation are invited to download, use and adapt the toolkit resources to fit their needs.
You can find the toolkits and associated materials here: https://www.fireadaptedwashington.org/toolkit/
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