"More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings, in or near forests or rural areas, or in remote mountain sites. Homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face very real dangers of wildfire. Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. Homeowners can reduce the risk by preparing before a wildfire threatens. A Fire-Adapted Community (FAC) accepts fire as part of the natural landscape. The community understands its fire risk and takes action before a wildfire to minimize harm to residents, homes, businesses, parks, utilities and other community assets. These collective actions empower all residents to be safer in their environment. To help prepare your community, consider your personal role in making it fire-adapted."
Coffee Break Training - Community Risk Reduction Series No. CR-2014-5
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/