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.