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Preparing Communities for Wildfires
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Dangerous wildfires are common in Oklahoma. Within this hazardous fire environment, there are homes, subdivisions and entire communities that have been built in an area known to fire professionals as the wildland urban interface. However, many who live near woodland or grassland areas are ill prepared to survive an intense wildfire.
Our ability to save lives and property depends on preparation. Although we cannot "fire proof" the landscape, we can adopt a Ready, Set, Go approach.The Ready,Set, Go and Firewise Communities programs are collaborative outreach efforts to help individuals and communities be ready should a wildlfire threaten.