Tuolumne Fire Safe Council embraces the Fire Adapted Communities initiative

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The Fire Adaptive Communities (FAC) initiative is not a program or status, but rather a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action with comprehensive resources to help reduce risk. FAC represents a shift in the way communities culturally relate to wildfire, recognizing it as a natural process, and learning to live more safely with it.

A “Fire Adapted Community” incorporates people, buildings, businesses, infrastructure, cultural resources, and natural areas to prepare for the effects of wildfire. FAC provides a framework through which communities in wildfire prone areas work together to become fully prepared for wildfire and for mitigating potential losses. The Firewise Communities Program is a key component of FAC, providing guidance and education for taking specific actions around homes, along with landscaping to reduce fire risk. Other important FAC elements include Community Wildfire Protection Plans, fuel management around communities, and resources and activities described at www.fireadapted.org.

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