The Hoopa FSC was formed in 2013 to assist with the development and implementation of a local CWPP, approved in 2016. With this plan, the development and initiation of the Hoopa Fire Safe Council has direction and an opportunity to plan for and protect the community from wildfire within the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Members of the HFD/OES are working to rebuild the FSC as a venue for implementing the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation CWPP and educating community members about wildfire preparedness.
The HFD/OES strives to develop programs and processes for the protection of the Hoopa Indian Reservation and the community of Hoopa. This is accomplished through an aggressive suppression and prevention program. Helping landowners and working on Tribal Lands, department personnel assist with land clearing, utilizing mechanical methods as well as burning. In addition, the HFD/OES conducts public presentations, fire prevention drills and talks in the local schools, and constantly shares information with the community about the prevention of catastrophic fire. An active Facebook presence helps keep followers informed about emergencies and where to find support.