Every year, devastating wildfires burn across the United States. At the same time, a growing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk.
While these fires will continue to happen, there are things you can do to protect your home and neighborhood as well as your family’s safety. The Firewise USA® program is here to help you get started.
Learn what action you can take to make your home safer from wildfire.
Understand more about the process and help your community get started on its wildfire preparedness journey.
Create a new Firewise USA® site, complete your annual renewal application, or manage the communities you advise.
Firewise USA® sites
Use our interactive map to access spatial information about where our Firewise USA® sites are located and learn where wildland fires are occurring within the United States at any given time. All layers are interactive and have an associated ‘pop-up’ with attribute information.
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The national Firewise USA® recognition program provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. Any community that meets a set of voluntary criteria on an annual basis and retains an “In Good Standing Status” may identify itself as being a Firewise® Site.
The Firewise USA® program is administered by NFPA® and is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. While the NFPA® administers this program, individuals and communities participate on a voluntary basis. The NFPA® disclaims liability for any personal injury, property, or other damages of any nature whatsoever, whether special, indirect, consequential or compensatory, directly or indirectly resulting from participation in the Firewise USA® program. The NFPA® also makes no guaranty or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of program guidance.
The Firewise USA® program is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters.
Firewise.org was produced in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, NFPA is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write to: USDA - Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410, or call toll free voice +1 866 632-9992, TDD +1 800 877-8339, or voice relay +1 866 377-8642. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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