Fire Hazard Planning Technical Advisory

A building in Sonoma engulfed in flames.

The draft Fire Hazard Planning Technical Advisory is meant to assist cities and counties as they revise their General Plans with specific land use strategies to reduce fire risk to buildings, infrastructure, and communities.

The update provides guidance on:

  • Aligning and integrating these assessments across a variety of plans
  • Developing general plan policies and programs that reduce risk for existing and future communities
  • Conducting comprehensive wildfire hazard and risk assessments
  • Outreach and engagement to promote more robust and collaborative wildfire solutions

It includes sample policies and programs, case studies, potential funding sources and numerous other resources and tools to support local level planning and implementation to reduce wildfire risk at the community scale.