Website


Title

Firewise USA: Residents Reducing Wildfire Risks
Host Agency:
  • National Fire Protection Association

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • education
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management planning
  • fire protection
  • Firewise
  • fuel appraisal
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • general interest
  • public information
  • rural communities
  • season of fire
  • US Forest Service
  • wilderness areas
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: May 30, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 55890
Tall Timbers Record Number: 11864

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Description

[From the website] Since 2002, The Firewise USA program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their 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 step-by-step process below, 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.

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