What is a Fire Adapted Community?
"A fire adapted community is one where the people have joined together to adequately prepare themselves and their homes for the inevitable occurrence of wildfire." Elwood Miller
With winter moisture well below normal and no end to the drought in sight, federal, state, and local fire services are preparing for a long fire season and working together to safeguard the people, homes, and natural resources entrusted to their protection. "We can't do this alone," said Fire Chief Michael Schwartz of the North Tahoe Fire Protection District. "Motivated residents who work with their neighbors and local fire department to prepare their communities for fire is the key to a successful outcome when wildfire strikes." Read more...