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Firewise USA

Scientific research has shown the effectiveness and benefits of implementing wildfire mitigation concepts across individual property boundaries and throughout communities.

Since 2002, The Firewise USA™ program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Join the growing network of more than 1400 recognized Firewise sites from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.  

Using a five-step process, communities develop an action plan that guides 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 – and you can too!

The following steps will get your community started and on their way to receiving their official Firewise USA recognition status, and the honor of proudly displaying their own high-profile signage along with many other benefits.

The five steps of Firewise recognition

To maintain the recognition status over time, participating sites must continue to conduct annual Firewise Day events and document their local investments. See the annual renewal information area for more about how this works.

Annual Firewise USA site Renewals
All active program participants need to submit their annual 2017 renewal by no later than Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Number of active Firewise communities by state
See a list of all active communities, or reference our interactive map.

Download an infographic (PNG) about Firewise Communities in 2016.

2016 Firewise overview