National Fire Plan and Community Preparedness Analytical Essay by Nicky

Looks at the National Fire Plan and its subsidiary programs, which are designed to reduce the growing problem of wildfires.
# 145605 | 3,700 words | 12 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper relates that fires are an important part of wild ecosystem management; however, as people live closer to these wild areas, the problem of protecting private and public property near the wild-land and urban interface becomes more acute. Next, the author describes the National Fire Plan and the community-based programs to diminish property damage and loss of life from wildfires. The paper not only reviews success stories but also indicates the shortcomings of the program. The paper includes an outline.

Table of Contents:
What is the National Fire Plan
Importance of Community Preparedness
Fire Wise
Literature Review
Recent Efforts and Challenged
Political Considerations
Current Applications
10-Year Implementation Plan
Project Wildfire
Developing Community Plans
Future Issues and Concerns
Lack of Concern and Cooperation in Some Communities
Making the Message Personal
Lack of Personnel and Resources
Need for Education and Efforts to Foster Social Responsibility
Common Elements of Success
Overcoming Obstacles
Fostering Higher Levels of Support

From the Paper:

"The National Fire Plan helps communities develop their plans and achieve their goals in several manners. Firewise is a community-level education program to help citizens become aware of actions that they can take to help reduce their risk from fire. It provides rural, state, and volunteer fire assistance and assists in the development of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and offers a community guide regarding how to prepare and implement the plan. These activities represent application of the plan and the collaboration of communities, states and the national government in an effort that benefits everyone."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)(2005) Snapshots: Successful BLM Projects Supporting the National Fire Plan. May 13, 2005. Retrieved February 23, 2009 from -13-05.pdf
  • Davis, C. (2001). The West in Flames: The Intergovernmental Politics of Wildfire Suppression and Prevention. The Journal of Federalism. 31 93): 97-110.
  • FireWise. (2009). About Firewise. National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved February 21, 2009 from
  • FireWiseCommunities/USA. (2009). Fire wise Communities/USA. National Fire Protection Association. Retrieved February 21, 2009 from
  • Forests and Rangelands. (2007a). National Fire Plan Overview. Retrieved February 21, 2009 from

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

National Fire Plan and Community Preparedness (2010, November 18) Retrieved August 17, 2022, from

MLA Format

"National Fire Plan and Community Preparedness" 18 November 2010. Web. 17 August. 2022. <>