County of Humboldt Invites Avenue of the Giants Communities to Learn About Community Wildfire Protection Plan November 6

This is a press release from the County of Humboldt:

Purpose

  1. Provide information:
    • Fire protection capabilities and needs.
    • Prevention of unplanned human-caused wildfires.
    • Wildfire and emergency preparedness.
    • The role of wildfire in our local environment.
    • The Humboldt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
  2. Seek Information:
    • Obtain local knowledge and concerns to include in the updated CWPP.
    • Provide an opportunity for direct input into priorities for community fire safety.

Desired Outcomes

·       Increased understanding of:

    • How to reduce unplanned, human-caused wildfire ignitions.
    • What to do before, during, and after a wildfire to reduce potential losses (Ready Set Go! Evacuation).
    • How to help your community become more adapted to a wildfire environment.
    • Local fire department needs, successes, and challenges.
    • The positive role wildfire plays in ecosystem and landscape resiliency.

·       Sparked enthusiasm to participate in local groups working together to address wildfire issues (e.g. Fire Safe Councils, Firewise Communities, Fire Adapted Communities) and local fire departments.

·       Refinement and prioritization of local concerns and projects (on maps and recorded for action plans) to inspire future action and increase competitive advantage for funding.

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