The partnerships we forge between local firefighting entities help us collectively to better serve our communities. Dedicated to this principle, Ada FAC encourages ongoing wildfire training and education, sharing of best practices, collaboration on mitigation projects, and consistent public outreach.
Building National Partnerships: The Boise-Austin Learning Exchange
In 2015, the Boise Fire Department and the Austin Fire Departments participated in a fire department learning exchange to share respective policies, methods, and challenges in relation to wildland fire. The week-long hosting at each location, facilitated by the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, not only underscored the importance of ongoing education and sharing of best practices, but helped each agency better understand and manage the unique threats to their respective communities.
Additionally, the annual Southwest Idaho Wildfire Mitigation Forum and numerous national conferences put on by NFPA, IAFC, and IAWF help provide additional opportunities for local, national and international partnership building.