Tips for Fire Safety and Home Mitigation During COVID 19

National Fire Protection Association has created Prep Day to raise awareness of wildfire risk, to share information and knowledge, and to help residents make changes to improve the survival of their homes and neighborhoods before a wildfire threatens. The COVID-19 health crisis may prevent you from carrying out your preparedness plans and group events. Click the following links to learn how you can still practice fire mitigation while practicing safe distancing.

Wildfire Risk  This new website is hosted by the US Forest Service and a great resource for public education and information!

Preparedness Day alternatives Can't get together with your neighbors for Wildfire Preparedness Day, try these steps!

Strategies for Resilience   More opportunities for home mitigation while staying involved in fire safety and keeping a safe distance!

Burning Tips Recommendations from your local fire district for open burning. 

The Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition and Alpine Area Wildfire Protection Coalition are always recruiting neighborhood ambassadors. As a Neighborhood Ambassador you help to mobilize your community to engage in wildfire safety and wildfire preparedness activities.  You and your neighbors will be connected with trusted wildfire education, partners, assistance with mitigation projects, and more. As a Neighborhood Ambassador, you will be your neighborhood point of contact for local firefighting entities, and more. Please consider and call 307-739-5424 for questions and more information.

In 2017 several members of the Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition put in for a GYCC grant to develop four videos.  The intent was to develop video clips and animated media to help communicate our Fire Adapted Community goals to the public. Specifically, the three tenets of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

TAWPC - Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition

Video: A Homeowners' Guide to Wildland Fire Protection brought to you by the Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition - TAWPC

The following fire prevention message was developed by Randy Newburg, the well know and respected hunter and podcast developer, and in partnership with Teton Interagency fire staff. The lesson was developed in response to the dozen of abandoned camp/warming fires, detected in the Teton interagency fire response area. The significance is helpful anytime of the season and for all audiences wanting to build a campfire, responsibly and safely!

Video: Wildfire Prevention Tips for Hunters - Randy Newburg, Hunter

Prevention - Resources for homeowners and campers

Education

Protection and Prevention Plans

Wildland Urban Interface and Communities at Risk