Check out Project Wildfire, one of the other programs selected with Do1Thing as a Promising Example
Project Wildfire: A Community Approach to Surviving Wildfires
The “Whole Community” is FEMA’s philosophical approach on how to conduct emergency management in a way that integrates the needs, capabilities, and resources across the community. It attempts to engage the full capacity of the private and nonprofit sectors, including businesses, faith-based organizations, and the general public, in conjunction with the participation of federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal government partners.
Project Wildfire has been identified as one of seven programs to continue their Whole Community work during the pilot program period October 2012 – March 2013. During this time, we will provide a learning opportunity for CDC and CDC Foundation staff to gather information on what works well in starting and maintaining community programs, identifying strategies to create and build partnerships, and techniques to empower local action. The project findings will outline recommendations for fostering a Whole Community approach to emergency management, sustainability, and program replication.
Check out the blog and learn all about them! http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2012/12/project-wildfire-a-community-approach-to-surviving-wildfires/