This year, we will focus on the importance of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) as a vehicle for incorporating the Fire Adapted Community recommendations into community design and maintenance, and taking communities to the next step in wildfire preparedness.
CWPP planning assists communities in establishing priorities for protecting life, property and infrastructure. The plans can take a variety of forms, but at a minimum must:
- Be collaboratively developed
- Identify and prioritize areas and methods for hazardous fuel-reduction treatments
- Recommend measures to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the community
The Living With Fire program and its partners have prepared a Washoe County Community-Level CWPP guide and template to assist communities into and through the CWPP process. The guide is still under peer-review, however, you can download the template and Risk & Hazard Assessment below:
To learn more about the CWPP process and see a demonstration of the template, click HERE to watch a 1-hour webinar, conducted by Ed Smith on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.