Community Wildfire Preparedness Planning

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Services, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service is offering assistance to communities in the development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans and Firewise Plans. These plans are wildfire mitigation plans that help communities develop actions that will reduce the loss of property in their communities. 

 
Other sources that may be helpful in the development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan or Firewise Plan are: 

 Preparing a Community Wildfire Preparedness Plan Booklet

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Template

For more information contact: Kelly Hurt, Firewise Coordinator flc33@sbcglobal.net 580/421-7512 or Brian Hall, Staff Forester brian.hall@ag.ok.gov 405/522-8889.


Oklahoma Firewise Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, is pleased to announce the 2010 Oklahoma Firewise Community Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.  Grants may be awarded for projects to reduce the wildfire risk and/or hazard in Oklahoma's wildland/urban interface communities. 

       Program Objectives:

  •  Provide cost-share funds for fire mitigation and firewise activities
  • Foster closer working relationships with fire departments, communities, counties, and interested organization.
  • Educate the public about the benefits of the fire mitigation and Firewise programs.
  • Reduce the risk and effects of wildfire in wildland/urban interface areas.
  • Implement a Developed Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

     Hazard Mitigation Grant Application