"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) strives continuously to improve the delivery of disaster assistance to State, local, and tribal governments. One important goal of disaster assistance is to reduce the vulnerability of communities to damage from future disasters. This Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Handbook for Public Facilities (Handbook) is intended to assist facility owners affected by wildfire disasters by suggesting mitigation measures that can be taken to reduce the vulnerability of damaged facilities to future wildfire incidents. The measures described in this Handbook are applicable to the Public Assistance (PA) Program and are intended to help Applicants for assistance under the program identify options that can be implemented during post-disaster repair and rebuilding to reduce the potential for future damage. FEMA provides assistance to State, local, and tribal governments under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 United States Code §§ 5121 5206, as amended. Under the Stafford Act, FEMA is authorized to provide resources necessary to reduce the loss of life and property caused by emergencies and major disasters. FEMA works with Federal, State, local, and tribal liaisons to carry out this mission through a comprehensive emergency management program."
United States Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/