Wildfire Resource Center

About Wildfires
Wildfires typically take place in natural areas, such as forests and prairies. They can quickly spread to communities and devastate buildings and personal property.
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Grants Information
There are several grant programs available for those in wildfire-prone areas. Some are national programs, while others are available only to California residents.
Preparedness Tips
Don't wait to prepare. Not sure where to get started? We've curated a few different resources to help you and your community learn how to be prepared. Access them in the resources section below.

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Grant Information

There are a number of programs designed specifically for wildfire mitigation and recovery. These include the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire, PrepareCA Jumpstart, Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG), and more. Scroll down to the resources section for links to each program.

Resources

Explore this area to find helpful resources including preparedness tips, grant information, as well as free publications from our sister company, Adjusters International.

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What To Do Before, During, and After a Wildfire: A Wildfire Preparedness Checklist
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Post Fire
Disaster Recovery Roundtable Podcast: California's Recovery After Most Active Wildfire Season in State History
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"Burning Considerations" - Insights For Your Industry publication from Adjusters International
Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG)
Wildfire Safety Tips From The American Red Cross
Prepare California - Building More Resilient Communities
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"Wildfire: A Fearsome but Manageable Peril" - Insights For Your Industry publication from Adjusters International
Disaster Recovery Roundtable Podcast: Mitigating for Wildfires
California Wildfire Mitigation Program

Meet the experts

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Carlos Castillo Headshot

"Controlling fires is the responsibility first of the local community, then it goes up to the state if necessary. Sometimes, however, the efforts may not be enough. FEMA has a program called the Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) that provides assistance in the form of grants for equipment, supplies, and certain personnel costs. This program is for the mitigation, management, and control of fire on public or private land."

Carlos J. Castillo, CEM
Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Tidal Basin
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"Wildfires need to be respected because they are nature's terror weapon. Wildfires can result in complete devastation, with their after-effects lasting generations. You may not encounter one for decades, and then you smell smoke.

Communities' encroachment into wooded areas, warmer and drier conditions, and ineffective forest and rangeland management are just a few elements contributing to more intense wildfires, so we need to be alert. We need to prepare.

Individuals need to take responsibility, with a sense of urgency, to protect themselves, their families, and their property. Create a viable defensible space around your property and use fire-resistant materials whenever possible. Be familiar with and practice your evacuation routes; you cannot fight a wildfire with a garden hose. Create go-kits that include essential documents and medicines. Urge your community to adopt area-wide fire prevention practices and enhancement of fire response."

Mark Stephensen
Mitigation Specialist
Tidal Basin
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About Tidal Basin

Tidal Basin is the leader in preparedness and disaster recovery consulting. For the past thirty years, we have expertly handled emergency and preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation management, and funding for hundreds of public and private sector clients during some of the world’s worst disasters.

Unique in our unmatched experience, resources, and principles, we work only for our clients, and never for insurance companies or FEMA. We are there on-site as trusted advocates to thoroughly manage and maximize your financial recovery so you can get back on your feet sooner.