During NFPA's Fire Prevention Week (FPW), we’ve been highlighting a handful of great case studies/stories about communities that are making a difference in reducing wildfire risk. Today, we’re highlighting the town of Taylor, Florida that has shared with NFPA their success in creating a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
A major component of the CWPP, according to Taylor officials, was a 30-foot wide and 11-mile long control line (firebreak) around the community. The control line was nearly complete when the 2007 Bugaboo wildfire approached. But firefighters were able to set backfires along the control line, thus guiding the fire around the community and preventing the loss of any buildings in Taylor.
Particularly during this time of the year when we highlight fire prevention and safety stories with our audiences, it's great to share news like this with other communities looking to do similar work. Learn more about Taylor and the work they did around the CWPP in Chapter 2 (page 11) of the FAC Reference Guide.
You can also find additional information about Community Wildfire Protection Plans on the Firewise website. Have a success story related to fire safety and prevention you want to share with us this week? Let us know. We're always happy to hear from you!