Community Assistance
The community assistance and protection program focuses on mitigation/prevention, education, and outreach. The mitigation/prevention experts addresses reduction of wildland fire threats and losses to communities and natural resources by taking actions before a fire starts. National Fire Prevention and Education teams are sent to areas across the country at-risk for wildland fire. The teams work with local residents to help reduce the number of human-caused fires and implement wildland fire prevention programs. The BLM also facilitates FIREWISE and other workshops to help people live safely in the wildland-urban interface. Other specialists assist communities by completing comprehensive wildland-urban interface community risk assessments and plans.