Power County Wildfire Protection Plan
Department of Lands – Contact: Suzanne Schedler, email: email@example.com; tele: (208) 769-1522; fax (208) 769-1524; 3284 West Industrial Loop, Coeur d'Alene ID 83815
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Power County Wildfire Protection Plan
...excerpt from the Power County CWPP Executive Summary
The Power County Wildland Fire Mitigation Plan objective is to provide Power County residents, public and private organizations with assistance and recommendations to mitigate wildfire risk and hazard vulnerability presented by wildfires within Power County. This objective is reached by public and official participation identifying and documenting areas of high and medium risk to wildfire hazards. Actions identified to decrease wildfire risk and hazards within Power County are focused on public safety, emergency services, county infrastructure, natural resources, and property protection.
The Power County Wildland Fire Mitigation Plan will tier to the Idaho State Implementation Strategy for the National Fire Plan. The FEMA Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Worksheet was used for plan formulation and Target Dates. Development and review of the plan was accomplished by the Power County Wildland Fire Mitigation Planning Group with participation from Federal, State, County agencies and private citizens.
February 2004 - Power County CWPP
• Complete February 2004 Power County CWPP Plan [9 MB PDF; 90 pages]
>> Plan breakdown - smaller PDF file sizes below
• Power County Profile [TOPIC: Current Population and Population Trends; Shoshone-Bannock Tribe/Ft. Hall Reservation; Climate; Vegetation; Geology; Soils; Wildlife; Archeological and Historic Sites; Recreation; Hydrology; Transportation and Commuting; Aviation Facilities; Emergency Services;
• Hazard Identification Location, Risk [TOPIC: Wildfire Fuels in Power County; Power County Weather; Drought; Power County Topography; Power County Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI); Hazard Location; Other Hazard Issues; Values at Risk; Hazard Prioritization]
• Mitigation Goals, Strategy and Implementation [TOPIC: Mitigation Strategy - see goals below]
— Goal 1: Provide additional communication capability for Power County dispatchers, Fire departments and residents;
— Goal 2: Provide additional sources of water at strategic locations throughout Power County and means of supplementing or replacing service in the event of disruption;
— Goal 3: Provide Power County VFDs with facility improvements and equipment as identified in the Three Rivers RC&D Survey of Volunteer Fire Departments and improve coverage in areas (i.e., Arbon Valley) where facilities and equipment are currently lacking;
— Goal 4: Provide complete and/or coordinated fire protection coverage for all residents of Power County;
— Goal 5: Reduce identified hazardous fuels buildup in high-risk areas on a countywide scale;
— Goal 6: Create and implement defensible space standards for homeowners and developments and utilize standard Fire Protection Guidelines for Residential Development in the Wildland/Urban Interface for subdivisions as identified in NFPA 1144, Standard for Protection of Life and Property from Wildfire, 2002 edition;
— Goal 7: Provide Power County VFDs with required training, communications, PPE, apparatus, facility improvements and equipment as identified in the Three Rivers RC&D Survey of Volunteer Fire Departments;
— Goal 8: Gain community or development participation in Firewise activities, including education and information distribution;
— Goal 9: Develop County Fire-Emergency Mobilization Plan and County/Interagency Communications Plan with Landowners and Cooperators in Power County and develop subdivision/homeowners wildfire and other emergency operations plan(s) as requested;
— Goal 10: Apply fuels treatment - hand, mechanical, prescribed fire or combination of treatments to reduce fuels loads on CRP land;
— Goal 11: Develop a comprehensive inventory of homes and provide the inventory dispatchers and VFDs in time of emergency response.
• Existing Mitigation Programs and Resources [TOPIC: Local Programs; County Codes; State (IDL) Programs; Federal Programs; National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Protection Program; Prescribed Burning/Mechanical/Biological Treatment; Firewise]
• Wildfire Mitigation Plan Maintenance [TOPIC: Continued Public Involvement]
• Appendix C – Meetings and Public Outreach [TOPIC: Team Meeting 1; Team Meeting 2; Public Meeting 1; Public Meeting 2; Public Meeting 3; Team Meeting 3; Team Meeting 4]