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Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Catrin Edgeley
Year Published: 2020

This document is a chapter within the Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires Living Edition. A fire adapted community (FAC) is comprised of residents, land management professionals, local politicians, emergency managers, and fire professionals who collaborate effectively to plan for, respond to, and recover from the evolving risks that fires pose to humans within or outside of the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). The shared perspectives and collective actions of people comprising FACs allow fires to occur with minimal impact to human functioning or well-being while reducing the need for active suppression. The membership, size, values, or actions constituting FACs may vary across or within landscapes. Regardless of their composition, members of FACs recognize the important ecological role that fire serves in broader landscapes and promote or mimic its use in ways that support ecosystem health.

Citation: Paveglio TB, and Edgeley CM. 2019. Fire Adapted Community in Manzello SL, ed., Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires, online reference, 9p. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_114-1.
Topic(s): Human Dimensions of Fire Management, Management Approaches, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 21360
Record updated: Jun 8, 2020