Wildfire Safety and Recovery

Each year, wildfires take lives and burn numerous structures, resulting in mounting costs that have enormous economic and environmental impacts to the nation’s communities and businesses. Wildfires also have devastating impacts on the environment and damage forests, rangelands, watersheds and wildlife.

However, there are steps you can take to protect lives and property at home and in your community. Here are some resources to help you plan:

Protect your home and family from wildfire

Sites for Kids

Protect your community from wildfire

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and its partners – the International Code Council and approximately 20 other founding-member international organizations -- created the Fire Management Actions Alliance (FMAA) to stimulate improved fire management and reduce damage from fire worldwide. The FMAA Charter provided for the development of a strategy to improve international cooperation in fire management, which included Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines. These guidelines provide an international framework, outline cross-sectoral issues, detail the principles and attributes needed to balance the social, cultural, environmental and economic dimensions of fire management, and prescribe key actions for the planning and management of fires.

Additional Wildfire Resources

Helpful Links

In the US

Internationally

News Articles

Mendocino Complex wildfire becomes largest in state history
Carr Fire Latest:   47% Contained, 167,113 Acres Burned
California is on fire again. Here's how the 2018 fire season began
USA Today: Natural disasters caused record $306 billion in damage to U.S. in 2017
SoCal wildfires highlight need for home fire safety
Southern California fire is 'out of control,' forcing thousands to evacuate
Wildfires In Southern California Force Thousands Of People To Flee
PBS Newshour: This cartoonist drew what it was like to lose almost everything in the California wildfires
Modeler: Insured Losses for California Wildfires Could Reach $10.5B
Insurers Had Crews Working in Heart of California Wildfires to Prevent Loss
U.S., States Struggle to Pay Spiraling Cost of Fighting Fires
This Season, Western Wildfires Are Close By and Running Free
Cost of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017

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