Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) are authorized by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003. Having a CWPP gives the county priority status when applying for federal funding for wildfire hazard mitigation projects. 

 

The CWPP can consolidate knowledge and serve as a single resource for wild land fire risk and hazard mitigation information. Included is an assessment of Bradford County’s wildfire vulnerability, local organizations and resources available to assist with wildfire mitigation and response, and a pre-fire action plan for reducing wildfire vulnerability throughout the county.

 

The CWPP addresses the challenges of fire protection in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) through locally-supported proactive solutions and activities which facilitate the creation of Fire Adapted Communities (FAC).

 

Bradford County’s recommended FAC activities will be collaboratively developed and include the following examples: 

  • Adopt and implement planning and zoning measures to reduce risk to communities from wildfire.
  • Align public investments in fuels treatments to demonstrable risk reduction activities by communities and landowners.
  • Utilize fuels management programs to address protection of communities and their values.
  • Encourage communities and landowners to actively manage land for fuels reduction.
  • Examine and develop solutions to better utilize grant programs that address community, homeowner and volunteer capacity for fire mitigation efforts and activities for risk reduction.
  • Reduce human caused ignitions.
  • Engage non-traditional partners, such as the insurance industry and non-governmental organizations, in efforts to promote Fire Adapted Communities.

 

The Bradford County Community Wildfire Protection Plan can be found here.