Wildfires have far reaching implications even long after they’ve burned an area. They threaten homes and structures, impact weather patterns, contribute to climate change, and affect human lives and wellness. As populations expand and communities in the Wildland Urban Interface grow in size, the number of threatened structures and people increases. As we see more wildfires that burn for longer, wildlands management and urban development must assess, educate, and mitigate the threat of wildfire.
Understand the Risks, Dangers and How Fire Works
Understanding fire science and fire behavior will help you better prepare yourself and your home for wildfire. It’s not a question of “if” a wildfire will impact Yolo County, but rather when and how prepared we can be when fire strikes.
Understanding Fire and its Impacts
- Fire Behavior: the Fire Triangle
- Drought and Wildfire
- Wildfire and Climate Change
- USFWS: Wildfire and Wildlife
- How Homes Burn
- Wildfire: A Changing Landscape
The YCFSC Resources Library is meant to serve as an educational resource to learn about fire science, wildfire preparedness, and other valuable information relevant to before, during, and after a wildfire.
Management strategies to protect communities:
- The Benefits of Prescribed Fire
- Cultural Burning
- Reducing Forest Fuels
- Prescribed Grazing
- Defensible Space
- Fire Prevention In the Home
- OneLessSpark Campaign
Understanding fire and methods for reducing and controlling fire will help you get ready to take the next step: preparing your home and your family for a wildfire event in your area.
Yolo County Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Yolo County is developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), a collaborative, community-based plan to identify and address specific local hazards and risks from wildfire. We need your input to ensure the CWPP meets your needs.
Know Your Emergency Services
Local, county, and statewide emergency services provide both wildfire response and guidance for prevention and recovery.
Local Fire Safe Councils
Find a Fire Safe Council in your neighborhood, or form your own.
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