Evolving Risk in Public and Firefighter Safety

Develop a set of common sense wildfire prevention ordinances

There is a need to look at ways to decrease the rising costs of wildfire suppression due to human caused ignitions that put communities and firefighters at risk. Some possible actions to explore include:

1. Implementing coordinated information and education sharing methods regarding successful state and local government community growth management planning and enforcement that results in sustainable wildfire risk reduction in WUI communities.

2. Developing a list of WUI Codes, growth management policies and land development regulations, special wildland fire risk reduction ordinances, and best management practices related to community risk reduction and prevention from wildfire across the Nation.

3. Working with Congress and Federal agencies to tie incentive programs related to community development that incorporate prevention programs into their State and local government development requirements.



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Idea No. 9