The Idaho Office of Fire Mitigation is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the county fire and fuel management program to implement community fire protection measures and hazardous fuels treatments in conjunction with programs authorized by the Board of Commissioners.
The coordinator works with the County Fire Mitigation Committee, private landowners, elected officials, various State and Federal agency officials, designated planning committees, the Disaster Management Coordinator and the county commissioners to preserve life and protect our natural resources and critical infrastructure from catastrophic fires. The Program Coordinator also:
- Manages and administers State and Federal grants to treat hazardous fuels;
- Works with the Idaho – Lewis County Chief’s Association to promote Firewise practices;
- Assists the Idaho County Local Emergency Planning Committee in addressing wildfire fire threats;
- Interacts with rural fire departments to secure equipment, deliver training and integrate those departments in a unified fire command structure for fire response and suppression;
- Coordinates with assigned incident management teams on behalf of the county;
- Provides public information and education on wildland fire, particularly in the community interface areas;
- Develops individual residence assessments upon request, proposes community and landscape fuels treatment projects and coordinates implementation; and
- Oversees the currency and applicability of the Idaho County Fire Mitigation Plan.
Idaho County Wildland-Urban Interface
Wildfire Mitigation Plan
Appendix II: Wildfire Ignitions in Idaho County