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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Community Wildfire Protection Plan

As Kootenai County becomes more populated, the wildland-urban interface (WUI) also becomes larger and more important. One of the consequences of a growing WUI is increased danger from wildfire. The International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Association of State Foresters, and The Wilderness Society have devloped some materials to help communities in the WUI create what these organizations call the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

Here are links to some of that material. They are worth reading and sharing with neighbors, including homeowners associations.

Preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan - A Handbook for Wildland-Urban Interface Communities

Leaders Guide for Developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Leaders Guide Supplement

The management of fire protection in the WUI is a responsibility shared between the fire services and those who live and work and play there. The cited material will help us work better and more effectively together.


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