• By Albert Depew

Fire Adapted Communities - Wildfire Protection Guidelines

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FAC CoverFire Adapted Community
A Fire Adapted Community (FAC) is one that is located in a fire-prone area that requires little assistance from firefighters during a wildfire. Residents of these communities accept responsibility for living in a high fire-hazard area. They possess the knowledge and skills to…
• Prepare their homes and property to survive wildfire.
• Evacuate early, safely and effectively.
• Survive, if trapped by wildfire.

There is more wildfire in our future and for many areas in Carson City, it is not a matter of “if” wildfire is going to occur, but “when.” Unfortunately, many residents and their homes are not prepared to survive wildfire. Faced with the growing potential for loss of human life and property due to wildfire, Nevada’s local, state and federal firefighting agencies, Nevada Fire Safe Council, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and local county government have come together to promote the FAC concept. They believe this is the best response to decrease our wildfire threat. There are proven steps that homeowners can take to improve the odds of human life and home survival during wildfire. The purpose of the Carson City FAC project is to promote and teach these steps. Once implemented at the neighborhood level, these recommendations will assist communities in becoming FACs.

Click here to download the FAC document

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