This season the CWPP team, aka "Ragin' Raleighs" based out of Raleigh, NC will be completing Community Wildfire Protection Plans for a majority of Eastern North Carolina. Working along with the North Carolina Forest Service, we will be assisting fire departments in being more efficient at responding to wild fires. We will accomplish this by interviewing fire chiefs to obtain valuable information and compile CWPPs for their fire districts. The data collected will include: fire department equipment list, areas prone to fire, history of wildfire, water access and helipad landing sites. In addition to this, we will be assessing communities located in areas prone to fire. Along with the data collected, maps will be created using GIS for each fire department. The maps will display Areas Prone to Fire, Staging Areas, Helipads and Water Points.
The CWPPs will increase awareness of wildfire risks in fire district communities, and will also be used to understand and improve the mitigation efforts to combat wildfires.