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Updated 05/2012

Wildfire Prevention: The Wildland/Urban Interface



    The intent of this page is to provide links to useful information resources on wildfire prevention. The federal and state governments require that each county prepare an all hazard mitigation plan. Wildfire is one of the items included. Community wildfire prevention plans are not required, but most communities with identified wildfire hazards have orare preparing plans.The Community Wildfire Prevention Plan Handbook (CWPPHB) provides a guide for the preparation of wildfire prevention community plans. The Washington Department of Natural Resources has identified 199 communities in 34 counties at greatest risk to wildland fire (as of 2010), based on criteria in the wildfire hazard severity analysis developed by the National Fire Protection Association.

    About Wildfire Prevention

    • Healthy Forests and Rangelands - Information about the National Fire Plan (NFP), Healthy Forests Initiative (HFI), and related initiatives - A cooperative effort between the United States Department of the Interior (DOI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and their land management agencies.
    • Pacific Northwest National Fire Plan
    • National Interagency Fire Center- The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. The website covers topics related to aviation, communications, fire information, fire shelters, NICC, policies, prevention/education, programs, and safety training.

    Model Codes

    Local Government Plans and Regulatory Provisions

    See also Fire Season Weed Abatement

    Additional References

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