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Become a Firewise USA site

 

Since 2002, The Firewise USA™ program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. 

The Firewise USA program empowers neighbors to work together in reducing wildfire risk


Research has shown that both the house and the adjacent landscape play a critical role in the home surviving a wildfire. The most important things homeowners can do are the small things on and immediately around their home to improve their survivability in a wildfire.  However, neighboring properties can also influence each other.  Firewise USA guides homeowners in how to organize their neighborhoods to work collaboratively to reduce shared risk.

Using a five-step process, communities develop an action plan that steers their residential risk reduction activities, while engaging and encouraging their neighbors to become active participants in building a safer place to live. Neighborhoods throughout the United States are embracing the benefits of becoming a recognized Firewise USA site. 

Login to Firewise USA program management portal to start your application.


Number of active Firewise sites by state

Reference our interactive map to see all active Firewise USA sites.

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