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P 101 ep 1-c

  1. 1. 1C-01-P101-EP
  2. 2. Lesson Objective• Participate in interagency fire prevention activities, partnerships, cooperatives, and committees. 1C-02-P101-EP
  3. 3. Introduction• Interagency cooperation is not new• Requires considerable effort and initiative• Without concerted effort, fire prevention becomes disjointed• A united effort, a meaningful, effective message can be portrayed to the public 1C-03-P101-EP
  4. 4. Interagency Cooperation• Agencies deal with the same public• Not selling a different product• Who can do the job more effectively? 1C-04-P101-EP
  5. 5. Why Cooperate?• Rapid urban expansion and use of resources challenge managers.• Cooperation can greatly affect the quality of life for people who live in the area known as the wildland urban interface.• The challenge is for both the wildland and structural firefighters. 1C-05-P101-EP
  6. 6. Why Cooperate?• Agencies are faced with increased number of homes built in the path of wildfires.• Municipal agencies are grappling with multiple ignitions in fast moving vegetation fires.• Everyone agrees that no single agency is adequately prepared. 1C-06-P101-EP
  7. 7. Why Cooperate?• Wildfires do not respect political boundaries.• As resources become more scarce, it is more important than ever to strengthen cooperative relationships. 1C-07-P101-EP
  8. 8. Why Cooperate?• Fire Managers must realize that wildfire suppression is only one of the resource challenges in the wildland urban interface. 1C-08-P101-EP
  9. 9. Types of Cooperation• National Wildfire Coordinating Group• Wildfire Coordinating Groups at local levels• Local Fire Prevention Committees• Fire Safe Councils 1C-09-P101-EP
  10. 10. Cooperative Agreements• Facilitate interagency fire prevention work across jurisdictional boundaries• Establish standards• Document working relationships• Provide a legal basis for financial exchange 1C-10-P101-EP
  11. 11. Cooperative Agreements• The important aspect is that the message should be similar and compatible, or confusion will result.• Cooperative efforts can’t be set up everywhere. 1C-11-P101-EP
  12. 12. Advantages of Working Together• The wildfire problem is too big for an agency’s jurisdiction or capability.• Sharing ideas and resources save public funds.• A “united” front is presented to the public. 1C-12-P101-EP
  13. 13. Advantages of Working Together• Establishes a communication network.• Provides solutions.• Agencies will still have their own work to do. 1C-13-P101-EP
  14. 14. Common Fire Prevention Interests• Smokey Bear• Public/private organizations• Public information programming• Media output• Areas of common interest 1C-14-P101-EP
  15. 15. How to work together?• Common problems across jurisdictions• Solve problems collectively• Is there time and leadership necessary 1C-15-P101-EP
  16. 16. Examples of Interagency Groups• Keep Green• Prevention Compacts• Living with Fire Interagency Group• Fire Safe Councils 1C-16-P101-EP
  17. 17. Types of Projects• Newspaper inserts • Posters• Stationary, logos • PSA’s• Campaigns • Themes• Brochures, • Signing publications • Hunter safety• Team Teaching • Fire awareness• Displays, exhibits 1C-17-P101-EP
  18. 18. Working Together• Working together may not require a formal cooperative. It does, however, require that someone is interested in fire prevention that can be effective.• Tools are now available. 1C-18-P101-EP
  19. 19. Summary & Review Lesson Objective• Participate in interagency fire prevention activities, partnerships, cooperatives, and committees. 1C-19-P101-EP