Through programs, funding, and partnering with its member agencies and local law enforcement, MWPA will implement state-of-the-art wildfire detection, warning, and alert systems, and develop and maintain a county-wide network of safe evacuation routes and temporary refuge areas for residents during evacuations to reduce loss of life and property during a catastrophic wildfire event.
MWPA currently administers the following programs to improve detection, alert, and evacuation systems. The following programs are funded by Measure C “core funds” for cross-jurisdictional projects (60% of MWPA budget). Additional projects may be implemented by local fire agencies through Local Wildfire Prevention Mitigation (Local) funds (20% of MWPA budget) or from other funding sources. See member agency websites or the MWPA Work Plans for specific project details about Local projects.