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Hylton Haynes, National Fire Protection Association, hhaynes@nfpa.org (Presenter)

 

Firewise Communities/USA® is a national program designed to encourage residents of wildfire-prone areas to take action to reduce wildfire risks to their homes and neighborhoods. In 2001, 10 pilot communities were identified nationally and formally recognized. One of these communities is Timber Ridge located in Prescott, Arizona. This paper examines how this effective community action movement has evolved in the city of Prescott and how local, state and federal stakeholders are collaboratively sustaining and enhancing community resilience in the wildland/urban interface.