The Prescott Area Wildland/Urban Interface Commission was born in 1990 from the flames of an earlier fire in the region. The 1983 Thumb Butte fire was a catalyst for a long-term effort to improve communication and standardization of equiment among area firefighting agencies. This broad collaborative approach blossomed over the years to include participation by dozens of entities in all aspects of fire adaptation across the City of Prescott and Yavapai County.
The Prescott area example is just one of many case studies featured in the new Guide to Fire Adapted Communities reference document available at www.fireadapted.org. Read more about how cooperative alliances and mutual aid agreements can help your area become better prepared and more well-adapted for inevitable wildfire.