Building a community, culture, and landscape adapted to wildfire.

5 Things To Do Before A Wildfire:

  1. Harden your home by replacing flammable siding, roof and deck materials with non-combustible materials.
  2. Replace vent screens with 1/8″ or smaller metal mesh.
  3. Clear brush from along your driveway to allow better access for emergency vehicles and make sure your address sign is clearly visible (e.g. reflective numbering).
  4. Clean roofs, gutters and decks (move flammable furniture, remove dead branches and pine needles).
  5. Move wood piles at lease 30 feet away from structures.

Quick Tips For Emergency Preparedness

  1. Make a kit for your family!  Follow the CWSC on Facebook for #makeakitMonday and assemble your kit week by week.
  2. Make a kit and have plan for your pets!
  3. Create a home inventory.  Use the State Farm Home Inventory Checklist!
  4. Have a plan!  Know at least two ways out of your home and neighborhood and PRACTICE.
  5. Prepare your kids at a level appropriate for their age.

Blog Posts From Partners

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Preparing For After The Fire

The CWSC is pleased to share our After the Fire video with you.  Click below to learn more about fire recovery and what you can do before and after wildfire.   For use during a workshop or classroom setting, please see our companion discussion guide.  Don’t forget to click “full screen” (the [ ] ) in the lower right portion of the video.

 

Resources

Visit our Partners page for local response agencies and other key partners to know

Wildfires in Washington State (InciWeb)
Current Campfire Restrictions or 509.548.2550
Air Quality Information

Washington Smoke Information
Chelan County Special Needs Registry or 509.667.6863
Chelan County Department of Emergency Management or 509.667.6863
Visit Leavenworth or 509.548.5807
City of Leavenworth
 or 509.548.5275
Lake Wenatchee Info

Washington State Pass Report or Dial 511
Traffic Alerts in Central Washington or Dial 511

There Is An App For That!

  • Wildfires by American Red Cross, Apple or Android
  • Know Your Plan – Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, Apple
  • Know Your Stuff – Insurance Information Institute, Apple or Android
  • WeatherBug – Weather Forecasts & Alerts – Earth Networks, Inc., Apple or Android
  • Blitzortung Lightning Monitor, Android
  • FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Apple or Android
  • Open for Business OFB-EZ Mobile Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, Apple or Android

Support North Central Washington

You can help support North Central Washington by donating at either of the links below.

Community Foundation of North Central Washington – 2015 Fire Relief Fund
Wildland Firefighter Foundation

You can help support community wildfire preparedness and recovery through the CWSC here.

Outreach & Education

Outreach is an important part of the work of the CWSC and we work hard to make all of our events, publications and presentations informative and useful.  Many of our recent publications were informed by a 2014 survey of Leavenworth area residents (summary of findings).  Below are CWSC-created outreach and education publications for download, categorized by the original intended audience.  If you would like to customize a version of any of the listed publications, please contact director@chumstickcoalition.org for the relevant design files. 

Community-Wide 

Landowners

Businesses

Community Coalitions

The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network 

FEMA ICS Resource Center

A Community Adpated.

Assess your risk.

 Plan now.

 

Take Action!

  • Work with local fire management agencies to determine what your role would be during an incident.
  • Develop and order outreach publications to share with your community.  The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network  has several tools available and free publications can be ordered from NFPA 
  • Follow www.facnetwork.org for helpful resources and tips from the field. 
  • Visit pnwfac.weebly.com for information and links for the Northwest.

 

Resources For Community Coalitions

FAC Network Quick Guides
2015 FAC Network Field Guide
Firewise Toolkit
FAC Outreach Tools
Creating a Community Coalition

Local Government And Fire Department Participation And Planning

 

CWSC collaborates with the local government and Chelan County Fire District 3 to implement the key mitigation activities outlined in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

 

US Forest Service Collaboration

The Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition worked extensively with the Wenatchee River Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on the Chumstick Hazardous Fuels Reduction project.  The CWSC brought a diverse group of stakeholders together to reach consensus and “common ground” in the Chumstick watershed. Documents central to that collaborative process:

CWSC Charter and Operating Agreement (including operating protocols)

CWSC Recommendations Report to USFS

USFS Response to CWSC

CWSC Letter of Support

Chumstick Hazardous Fuels Reduction Environmental Assessment

 

community coalitions

Resources:

The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network 

FEMA ICS Resource Center

Before the Fire

A Community Adpated.

Assess your risk.

 Plan now.

 

Take Action!

  • Work with local fire management agencies to determine what your role would be during an incident.
  • Develop and order outreach publications to share with your community.  The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network  has several tools available and free publications can be ordered from NFPA 
  • Follow www.facnetwork.org for helpful resources and tips from the field. 
  • Visit pnwfac.weebly.com for information and links for the Northwest.

During the Fire

COMMUNITY COALITIONS

RESOURCES:

GeoMac Mapping Site

InciWeb (Incident-Specific Fire Information)

Resources For Community Coalitions

FAC Network Quick Guides
2015 FAC Network Field Guide
Firewise Toolkit
FAC Outreach Tools
Creating a Community Coalition

 
 

after the fire

COMMUNITY COALITIONS

RESOURCES:

The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network 

FEMA ICS Resource Center

A Community Adpated.

Assess your risk.

 Plan now.

 

Take Action!

  • Work with local fire management agencies to determine what your role would be during an incident.
  • Develop and order outreach publications to share with your community.  The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network  has several tools available and free publications can be ordered from NFPA 
  • Follow www.facnetwork.org for helpful resources and tips from the field. 
  • Visit pnwfac.weebly.com for information and links for the Northwest.

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Assess your risk.

 Plan now.

 

Take Action!

  • Work with local fire management agencies to determine what your role would be during an incident.
  • Develop and order outreach publications to share with your community.  The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network  has several tools available and free publications can be ordered from NFPA 
  • Follow www.facnetwork.org for helpful resources and tips from the field. 
  • Visit pnwfac.weebly.com for information and links for the Northwest.
 

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