A coordinated movement to increase community resiliency to wildfire by providing education, planning and technical assistance for implementing activities with the people that live, work and recreate in Kittitas County

Fire Adapted Communities adapt to the unique needs of the local community. KFACC strives for Coalition membership that represents all parts of the community: residents, businesses, policy-makers, land managers, non-profits and emergency responders, as well as local, state and federal agencies. KFACC has elected members that serve as leadership for the group and receives support from local organizations to continue serving the mission of fire adapted and community resiliency.

All of Kittitas County, community members, public land managers and other stakeholders share the wildfire risk. KFACC acknowledges the risk and is the local grassroots movement to live proactively with wildfire: before, during and after.

It is an important component of Fire Adapted Communities that wildland urban interface neighborhoods and communities do their part by developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). A CWPP is a comprehensive plan developed by local citizens and state and federal agencies. These protection plans are based on the needs of the people in the community and can address issues such as wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness, structure protection or all of the above. Kittitas County adopted CWPP update in September 2018. This effort was led by Kittitas County Conservation District, Kittitas Fire Adapted Communities Coalition, with funding from Kittitas County Public Works as part of the Hazard Mitigation Update and Kittitas County Sheriff’s office Emergency Management Division.

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Great information from Living With Fire! #ProtectYourHomeWood shake and shingle roofs are highly vulnerable to embers, which increases the risk of structure loss due to wildfire. One step you can take to reduce the wildfire threat is to install a Class-A fire resistant roof, such as composition, metal or tile. #ProtectYourHome ...

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If anybody is interested in what type of personal protection equipment wildland firefighters take a look. It's not cheap! (source : google search) ...

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Kittitas County Emergency Management Alerts (Everbridge)

Get alerted about emergencies and other important notifications by signing up for our Emergency Alert system.

This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, wildfires, unexpected road closures, police activity, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

When we issue a notification about a potential safety hazard or situation involving locations that you care about (your home, workplace, schools), you will receive time-sensitive messages on the voice or text/email communication methods that you have registered.

You can register as many or as few delivery methods as you like, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more.

You pick the notification method, we send you the alerts.

Sign up online or download the Everbridge mobile app.

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**CLARIFICATION**

You do not have to "select" notifications in the "subscriptions" section in order to receive our emergency notifications. When you sign up, you will automatically receive notifications when we send them out. Other agencies may have additional notification options you can select on their Everbridge systems, but we have not created additional options at this time.

You can opt-in for the weather alerts subscription, but this is optional for each individual user. You can also customize which weather alerts you wish to receive. The weather alerts are automatically generated by NOAA, not Kittitas County Emergency Management Alerts.
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August 19th, 2015 – Today marks 4 years since the loss of 3 firefighters in the Twisp River Fire. The Wildland Urban Interface presents many challenges to firefighters from roads to vegetation and fuel (including your home and outbuildings). We all want a piece of heaven in the woods – but do your part – be Firewise, it could help save a first responder. #NeverForgotten #3 ...

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