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P 101 ep 1-d


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P 101 ep 1-d

  1. 1. 1D-01-P101-EP
  2. 2. National Fire Plan Update• Objectives• Identify which year the fire season helped change the “fire world?”• List two keys to the success of the National Fire Plan. 1D-02-P101-EP
  3. 3. National Fire Plan Update Introduction 1D-03-P101-EP
  4. 4. National Fire Plan (NFP) 1D-04-P101-EP
  5. 5. Background• 2000 Changed The Wildland Fire World – Unhealthy ecosystems – Created crowded, overgrown conditions – Extensive wildland urban interface (WUI) 1D-05-P101-EP
  6. 6. Background• 2000 Fire Season – 122,827 fires• 8.4 million acres burned• 861 structures lost• Local economies suffered• Suppression cost of $1.3 Billion dollars 1D-06-P101-EP
  7. 7. Background• Wildland fires in the West got attention• $1 Billion ‘invested’ into the ‘new’ fire program• New land management objective: To reduce the risk and consequences of catastrophic wildfire on the landscape and to communities 1D-07-P101-EP
  8. 8. Background• “National Fire Plan”• 10-year Comprehensive Strategy and Implementation Plan• Guidebook and map for how we move forward 1D-08-P101-EP
  9. 9. NFP Keypoints1. Improve Fire Prevention and Suppression2. Reduce Hazardous Fuels3. Restore Fire-Adapted Ecosystems4. Promote Community Assistance 1D-09-P101-EP
  10. 10. It’s Making a Difference• Interagency cooperation and collaboration• Bipartisan support from elected officials• Numerous programs improved landscape and helped communities 1D-10-P101-EP
  11. 11. Programs and Overall Accomplishments 1D-11-P101-EP
  12. 12. Hazardous Fuel Reduction• NFP funding pushed program into high gear• By 2004, funding was 250 Before percent more than before the NFP After 1D-12-P101-EP
  13. 13. Hazardous Fuel Reduction• 13 million acres treated• Land is healthier and more resistant to severe fire activity 1D-13-P101-EP
  14. 14. Hazardous Fuel Reduction• Focus on WUI areas• 2001 ~ One million acres treated in the WUI• Since 2001 federal agencies have treated over six million acres 1D-14-P101-EP
  15. 15. Hazardous Fuel Reduction• Prescribed and mechanical methods• 50+ percent of work is contracted – Helps local economies – Creates healthy land 1D-15-P101-EP
  16. 16. Hazardous Fuel Reduction• Efforts and funding for high-priority WUI• Total acres treated may decline• Treated areas will protect communities and local economies 1D-16-P101-EP
  17. 17. Healthy Forest Initiative & Healthy Forest Restoration Act• Healthy Forests Initiative (HFI)• Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) 1D-17-P101-EP
  18. 18. Stewardship Contracting & Biomass Utilization• Partnership to restore land health• Gives contractors ability to invest in equipment and infrastructure to: – Make wood products – Produce biomass energy 1D-18-P101-EP
  19. 19. Stewardship Contracting & Biomass Utilization• Facilitate hazardous fuels removal• Create new products• Contribute to local economy• Maintain healthy landscapes• Save tax dollars 1D-19-P101-EP
  20. 20. Community Assistance• Better protect communities and local economies from impacts of wildland fire• 2001 – more than 11,000 communities-at-risk identified 1D-20-P101-EP
  21. 21. Community Assistance• New partnerships• Collaboration, cooperation, consultation 1D-21-P101-EP
  22. 22. Community Assistance• Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) – Collaboration – Identify fire threats and mitigation projects – Federal funding and local contracting – Boosts local economy 1D-22-P101-EP
  23. 23. Community Assistance• Over 3,000 CWPPs produced since 2001• 150,000 people participated 1D-23-P101-EP
  24. 24. Firewise Communities Program• Successful part of community fire hazard mitigation efforts• Encourages homeowners to take responsibility 1D-24-P101-EP
  25. 25. Firewise Communities Program• 30 national-level FIREWISE workshops – 3,500 people from 2,000 communities in 48 states• 500 state and local workshops – 5,000 community leaders in 1,000 communities 1D-25-P101-EP
  26. 26. Community Assistance• Cooperation and partnerships help create fire-resistant communities 1D-26-P101-EP
  27. 27. State Fire Assistance Programs• Goals – Educate communities about wildfire threats – Aid in mitigating threats 1D-27-P101-EP
  28. 28. State Fire Assistance Programs• Achieve education campaigns• Create thousands of local fire management plans• Conduct projects – 4,500 mitigation projects treated 135,000 non-federal acres 1D-28-P101-EP
  29. 29. DOI Rural Fire Assistance• Creates partnerships• Provides wildland fire equipment, training, prevention programs• DOI provided $10 million each year to rural and community fire departments (2001-2005) 1D-29-P101-EP
  30. 30. DOI Rural Fire Assistance• Departments that serve population base of less than 10,000• Wildlands within response area• Eligible for up to $20,000 1D-30-P101-EP
  31. 31. DOI Rural Fire Assistance• DOI and FEMA facilitate funding through the Assistance to Firefighters grant program• DOI hosts grant writing workshops 1D-31-P101-EP
  32. 32. USDA Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance Program• Provides training/equipment to volunteer fire departments – Small population base – Wildlands within their jurisdiction 1D-32-P101-EP
  33. 33. Suppression and Preparedness• NFP enhances preparedness and response capabilities – larger, better trained workforce – new and improved equipment 1D-33-P101-EP
  34. 34. Suppression and Preparedness• Initial attack success rate = 96 percent• Better skills and increased capabilities of local firefighters contribute to this success 1D-34-P101-EP
  35. 35. NFP and the Future• Collaboration• Cooperation• Partnerships 1D-35-P101-EP
  36. 36. NFP and the Future2000 fire season and the NFP haveforever changed the way we dobusiness. It has changed the wayboth resources and fire are managed. 1D-36-P101-EP
  37. 37. Summary & Review Lesson Objective Identify which year the fire season helped change the ‘fire world.’ List two keys to the success of the National Fire Plan. National Fire Plan Update 1D-37-P101-EP