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  • Save the Date!

    Join the National Fire Protection Association and communities on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

  • Renew your status online

    Part of being a recognized Firewise Communities/USA® site is the ongoing work you do each year to reduce local fire risks. Share your successes and keep your recognition status active by renewing online!

  • Firewise Infographic

    Check out and download this engaging infographic showcasing the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program.

  • Now Accepting Nominations!

    The Wildfire Mitigation Awards are the highest national honor one can receive for outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire mitigation. Submit your nomination today!

  • California approves USAA filing

    The California Department of Insurance approved a filing by USAA to give insurance discounts to USAA members living in recognized Firewise communities.

  • Read the October issue of Fire Break

    Learn the three ways structures burn in a WUI fire, get information about the October “Ask the Expert” webinar, find new Prep Day 2015 resources, read about NFPA’s role in wildfire preparedness, and more.

Saving lives and property from wildfire

From our blog

  • WUI fire statistics highlighted in "Brush, Grass and Forest Fires" report infographic

    Fires in the wildland/urban interface (WUI) are mainstream news these days. According to NFPA, nine of the 25 costliest (in terms of property loss) fires in U.S. history were described as forest, wildland or WUI fires, and the eight costliest fires were in the last two decades. These numbers come...

  • Planning and preparation advised before taking command of WUI fires

    A super article in Firefighter Nation this month addresses fire incident command and the special challenges of coping with fast-moving fires that enter subdivisions and communities - those tricky, dangerous wildland/urban interface fires. Author Jim Linardos, a friend of Firewise, a fire service leader and no stranger to WUI fires...

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