Currently, two forms of long range planning is available; Community Wildfire Protection Plans and Community Wildfire Hazard Assessments. Both are designed to complement Kansas Forest Service Forest Action Plan.
Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) makes a community eligible to receive matching grant funding to do fuel reduction, prevention education and future planning within the community. A community can be as small as a housing development area or as large as a county, urban or rural.
Community Wildfire Hazard Assessments are broad spectrum surveys, designed to give a community an awareness of the potential fire hazards in and around the community. When completed, the Community Wildfire Hazard Assessment becomes the property of the community to use at their discretion. No plan or assessment is designed to create a financial burden, consolidate fire departments, transfer ownership of departmental equipment or in any way create a hardship for a community. Plans are designed to provide recommendations and realistic solutions to a wide array of department concerns.
To learn more about Master Fire Plans or to request a plan contact Eric Ward, Excess Property Manager/Fire Planning Specialist.