This program empowers communities with tools and resources for reducing their wildfire risk and encourages neighbors to work together to take action that minimizes home loss to wildfire. Using a 5-step process, community residents collectively develop an action plan that identifies their wildfire hazard risks and guides action to reduce those risks.
Becoming a Firewise Community
The 5 steps of firewise recognition are:
Create a community wildfire risk assessment with assistance from a state forestry agency and/or a local fire department
Form a board or committee and create an action plan based on the community assessment
Conduct a Firewise Day event
Invest a minimum of $2 per capita in local firewise actions for the year
Submit an application and subsequently an annual report to the state firewise liaison