Participating in FACO

BENEFITS

Connect with Other Colorado Wildfire Resilience Professionals
  • Online networking space, bi-monthly member calls, and topical communities of practice
  • In-person and online learning exchanges, training, workshops, and webinars
  • Member director organization or agency listing on the FACO website
Raise Member Voices and Collective Knowledge
  • Working groups on areas of mutual interest
  • Opportunities to share insights on programs and policies that affect FAC work
Discounted and Exclusive Learning Opportunities
  • At cost training opportunities
  • Reduced Colorado Wildland Fire Conference & Workshop registration rates
  • Online Webinars
Capacity building and funding opportunities
  • Added capacity/project support (sharing templates and examples to reduce duplication,  mentorship, grant proposal draft review, copy editing, use of zoom pro account, etc.) 
  • Opportunity Fund micro-grant eligibility to support community fire adaptation work
  • Member highlights shared in monthly newsletter

EXPECTATIONS

Engage with Respect
  • Commit to creating a safe and open learning environment where everyone is a teacher and a learner.
  • Contribute to a culture where people are encouraged to speak up, learn from mistakes, and listen to understand all perspectives.
  • Meet community members and other FACO members where they are. Everyone is in a different stage of readiness and maturity with their fire adaptation efforts and has different needs and strengths to share.
Leverage Connections, Expertise and Resources
  • Represent your organization and share our collective efforts.
  • Help others make connections when you recognize the need and value of a new connection.
  • Leverage resources. You may bounce ideas off other members to find efficiencies and  creative, effective ways to use your limited resources. 
  • Share your resources and expertise with other members to support their efforts.
Be a FAC Leader for Your Partners and Community
  • Be a trusted resource for wildfire resilience information and support.  
  • Share information and resources provided by FACO  and other members with local partners as appropriate.
  • Expand beyond fuel mitigation and residential risk reduction programs.
  • Build partnerships to work across boundaries and jurisdictions. 
  • Understand your community demographics. Check your assumptions and support at-risk  populations. 
  • Be a subject matter expert. If you don’t have an answer, seek one and follow-up.
  • Focus on outcomes over outputs. Be mitigation oriented. Ask “How will this work lead to better fire outcomes?”
Support Network Function
  • Set up your profile, introduce yourself and participate by liking, sharing, and posting in our collaborative online workspace.
  • Attend at least two FACO member calls, webinars, or virtual opportunities and at least one in-person opportunity each year.
  • Leverage your expertise to support FACO initiatives.
  • Share your content with FACO by adding staff to your distributions lists.
  • Contribute at least one story, or blog post about your local fire adaptation work each year.
  • Provide updates on your FAC work (annual renewal).
  • Inform FACO of staffing and contact updates as they occur.
  • Complete the network’s evaluation and feedback process when requested.

Learn about the power of the FACO Network

See our Member Directory


Members have detailed listings in our filterable Membership Directory.

Public & Curated Resources


Members have access to both our public and resources curated specifically for our membership.

Placement on Interactive Member Map


Members are placed on our interactive GIS map allowing site visitors to find you by location.

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