Our Story

Wildfire Adapted Partnership (WAP) began in 2003 as FireWise of Southwest Colorado after the Missionary Ridge Fire north of Durango. While the name has changed, we are the same organization, and our mission, programs, and partnerships remain the same. 

Our Impact

Wildfire Adapted Partnership works with our neighbors and agency partners to create wildfire adapted communities. We assist local residents in creating defensible space, planning wildfire evacuations, and preparing for wildfire on the neighborhood level through education and grant opportunities offered through Wildfire Adapted programs. 


Our Programs:

Wildfire Adapted Partnership offers a variety of incentive programs to support residents with slash removal and their planning and mitigation efforts. Some programs are open to all residents in the five-county area of Southwest Colorado and others are only for our Neighborhood Ambassadors and their communities.

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Get Involved

Wildfire Adapted Partnership relies on our coordinators, partners, and volunteers. If you are interested in supporting WAP and learning more about how you can become involved, consider becoming a volunteer and/ or donating. Contact your local coordinator today for more information! 

Contact your COORDINATOR

Wildfire Adapted Partnership coordinators are here to help you get started in your wildfire preparedness activities. Contact yours today. 

Volunteer opportunities

Make a difference in your community and become a Neighborhood Ambassador today! Ambassadors get access to Wildfire Adapted Partners and grant opportunities!

Make a Donation

As a nonprofit orgainization, we rely on grants and donations to keep our programs running. Become a donating Wildfire Adapted Partner today!