GFC helps communities prepare for wildfire potential by creating a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). We work with officials and citizens to identify risks that might slow an emergency response if there is a danger from wildfires.

A CWPP provides a community with a road map to reduce wildfire risks.

The plan identifies strategic sites and methods for risk reduction and structural protection projects across jurisdictional boundaries. Individual assessments are conducted, and plans typically include:

  • comprehensive road map
  • roadway widths (important for emergency vehicles and evacuations)
  • evacuation plans and strategies
  • identifying available water sources
  • listing of local officials and their responsibilities

CWPPs are designed through collaboration with all local stakeholders.

Planning enables communities to address their development patterns in the wildland urban interface (WUI) and determine how they can reduce their risk through alternative development patterns. It is achieved with input from local parties such as:

  • state and local fire agencies
  • homeowners and landowners
  • city councils
  • utilities
  • homeowners associations
  • environmental organizations

A completed CWPP is circulated to the community and posted on their public website so citizens can understand their local risk and prepare accordingly. CWPP plans are updated approximately every five years in conjunction with the county Hazard Mitigation Plan. To find out if your community has a CWPP or to get one initiated, contact your local GFC office.


Helpful Resources

TitleDescriptionDocument Type
Appling CWPP -2018PDF
Atkinson CWPP -2018PDF
Bacon CWPP -2019PDF
Baker CWPP -2017PDF
Banks CWPP -2013PDF
Barrow CWPP -2017PDF
Bartow CWPP -2013PDF
Ben Hill CWPP -2018PDF
Berrien CWPP -2017PDF
Bleckley CWPP -2017PDF
Brantley CWPP -2018PDF
Brooks CWPP -2019PDF
Bulloch CWPP -2018PDF
Burke CWPP -2014PDF
Butts CWPP -2016PDF
Calhoun CWPP -2018PDF
Camden CWPP -2018PDF
Candler CWPP -2019PDF
Charlton CWPP -2019PDF
Chatham CWPP -2015PDF
Chattahoochee CWPP -2017PDF
Chattooga CWPP -2011PDF
Clay CWPP -2017PDF
Clinch CWPP -2018PDF
Coffee CWPP -2018PDF
Colquitt CWPP -2018PDF
Columbia CWPP -2011PDF
Cook CWPP -2018PDF
Coweta CWPP -2016PDF
Crawford CWPP -2016PDF
Crisp CWPP -2017PDF
Dade CWPP -2018PDF
Dawson CWPP -2017PDF
Decatur CWPP -2017PDF
Dodge CWPP -2016PDF
Dooly CWPP -2017PDF
Dougherty CWPP -2017PDF
Early CWPP -2018PDF
Echols CWPP -2018PDF
Effingham CWPP -2018PDF
Elbert CWPP -2016PDF
Emanuel CWPP -2018PDF
Evans CWPP -2019PDF
Fannin CWPP -2011PDF
Floyd CWPP -2011PDF
Franklin CWPP -2012PDF
Gilmer CWPP -2019PDF
Glascock CWPP -2017PDF
Glynn CWPP -2019PDF
Gordon CWPP -2013PDF
Grady CWPP -2018PDF
Greene CWPP -2017PDF
Habersham CWPP -2017PDF
Hall CWPP -2013PDF
Hancock CWPP -2018PDF
Haralson CWPP -2017PDF
Harris CWPP -2018PDF
Hart CWPP -2012PDF
Heard CWPP -2018PDF
Henry CWPP -2017PDF
Houston CWPP -2016PDF
Irwin CWPP -2018PDF
Jackson CWPP -2013PDF
Jasper CWPP -2016PDF
Jeff Davis CWPP -2019PDF
Jefferson CWPP -2017PDF
Jenkins CWPP -2019PDF
Johnson CWPP -2019PDF
Jones CWPP -2018PDF
Lamar CWPP -2017PDF
Lanier CWPP -2019PDF
Laurens CWPP -2019PDF
Lee CWPP -2017PDF
Liberty CWPP -2016PDF
Lincoln CWPP -2015PDF
Long CWPP -2019PDF
Lowndes CWPP -2018PDF
Lumpkin CWPP -2017PDF
Macon CWPP -2017PDF
Madison CWPP -2011PDF
Marion CWPP -2018PDF
McDuffie CWPP -2011PDF
McIntosh CWPP -2018PDF
Meriwether CWPP -2017PDF
Miller CWPP -2018PDF
Mitchell CWPP -2017PDF
Monroe CWPP -2016PDF
Montgomery CWPP -2018PDF
Morgan CWPP -2016PDF
Murray CWPP -2011PDF
Newton CWPP -2017PDF
Oconee CWPP -2019PDF
Oglethorpe CWPP -2016PDF
Paulding CWPP -2013PDF
Peach CWPP -2016PDF
Pickens CWPP -2011PDF
Pierce CWPP -2019PDF
Pike CWPP -2017PDF
Polk CWPP -2013PDF
Pulaski CWPP -2012PDF
Putnam CWPP -2019PDF
Quitman CWPP -2018PDF
Rabun CWPP -2016PDF
Randolph CWPP -2018PDF
Rockdale CWPP -2016PDF
Schley CWPP -2017PDF
Screven CWPP -2019PDF
Seminole CWPP -2017PDF
Spalding CWPP -2017PDF
Stephens CWPP -2016PDF
Stewart CWPP -2018PDF
Sumter CWPP -2017PDF
Talbot CWPP -2018PDF
Taliaferro CWPP -2019PDF
Tattnall CWPP -2019PDF
Taylor CWPP -2017PDF
Telfair CWPP -2018PDF
Terrell CWPP -2017PDF
Thomas CWPP -2018PDF
Tift CWPP -2018PDF
Toombs CWPP -2019PDF
Towns CWPP -2018PDF
Treutlen CWPP -2019PDF
Troup CWPP -2017PDF
Turner CWPP -2018PDF
Twiggs CWPP -2017PDF
Union CWPP -2011PDF
Upson CWPP -2017PDF
Walker CWPP -2013PDF
Walton CWPP -2018PDF
Ware CWPP -2019PDF
Warren CWPP -2018PDF
Washington CWPP -2019PDF
Wayne CWPP -2018PDF
Webster CWPP -2017PDF
Wheeler CWPP -2018PDF
White CWPP -2018PDF
Whitfield CWPP -2013PDF
Wilcox CWPP -2016PDF
Wilkes County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (2018)PDF
Wilkinson CWPP -2017PDF
Worth CWPP -2018PDF