Nearly half of Wisconsin's municipalities are described as being high or very high risk to destructive wildfires. The Town of Rome first adopted a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2007. A CWPP is a document implemented in high risk communities by a collaborative team that includes members from local government, fire departments, county, state and federal land management agencies and other community stakeholders. The plan addresses issues such as emergency response, fuels reduction, community preparedness and structure ignitability if a wildfire would occur. The Town of Rome's CWPP is updated every five years with the current plan being adopted April 18, 2019.
To find out more about wildfires and proper preparedness, visit these helpful links:
Town of Rome Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2019-2023
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