Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 1:30 p.m. - October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015 - Afternoon Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Emergency Management Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sharon Tarman, AICP Emergency Management

941-749-3500 x 1673

Action Requested

Presentation of DRAFT Community Wildfire Protection Plan with the Board of County Commissioner in order to move forward to public input.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
  • Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, Section B Purpose: Page 13.
  • Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, Goal 4.4, Page 20.
  • Manatee County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Basic Plan, 2.1 Natural Hazards, Section 2.1.13 Wildfire, Page 21.
  • Manatee County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Threat, Hazard Identification Risk Assessment Matrix.

Background Discussion
  • The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan recognizes wildfires as a known hazard in Manatee County in the Threat, Hazard Identification Risk Assessment.
  • Development of this plan was a cooperative effort between Emergency Management, Myakka Fire Rescue District and the Florida Forest Service.
  • This plan will be incorporated into the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).
  • This will be a voluntary program for the neighborhoods to participate in but not a regulatory mandate.
  • The future adoption of this plan will assist the fire districts along the Wildfire Urban Interface (WUI) and the Florida Forest Service with obtaining grant funding.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
To be reviewed by County Attorney's Office at a later date.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MC DRAFT CWPP BOCC Work Session 10-13-15.pdf
Attachment:  THIRA and HVA FINAL 2014.pdf
Attachment:  Folow-up Memo - Community Wildfire Protection Plan.pdf