Hazard Assessment Training

WHAS coverWildfire hazard assessments are a good way for firefighters to get to know their districts, build trust with their public, and gather tons of extremely useful data.  Learning to gather and utilize this data can open up all sorts of educational and outreach options, and funding justification for community mitigation work.


Ask us about setting up a class for your volunteer department or community group.  It runs roughly 2 hours in class, and then we ask that you find a neighborhood in your district that we can go out and assess for another 2 or so hours.  We can also show you how to then take that data and enter it into a database to store and utilize it.  Free GIS resources and data collection resources can be used for this as well as our own database, customized for your needs.

What you learn:


  • What is the WUI
  • Why Assess the WUI
  • Home Ignition Zones
  • How Homes Ignite
  • Fire Adapted Communities/Firewise
  • Planning:
    • Community Plans
    • Pre-Plans
    • FACTool
  • Using the Database
  • Resources


Home Assessments:

  • Goals
  • How to Start
  • Community Entrance
  • Driveways
  • Structure Surroundings
  • Roof
  • Siding
  • Windows/Doors
  • Foundations
  • Decks
  • Fences and Attachments
  • Detached Structures/Propane Tanks
  • Wood Piles/Slash/Debris
  • Garages and Carports
  • Topography and Aspect
  • Natural and Manmade Breaks
  • Environment


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Our Mission

Wildfire Network works in pursuit of community wildfire resiliency by working with young adults and communities to promote firefighter safety, job development and youth mentorship. Through wildland fire and land management training, we employ and mentor at-risk youth in forest health, wildfire mitigation and safe firefighting techniques. We educate K-12 youth about natural fire processes within their environment and provide aid to communities with wildfire risk reduction and property stewardship.

Wildfire Network believes the cornerstone of community wildfire resiliency is education in adaptive management techniques on and around private property.

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We are a nonprofit 501(c3) based in Edgewood, NM

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