NFPA honors 10th anniversary of Firewise pilot communities

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Aug 8, 2011

FirewiseCommunitiesUSA The NFPA Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary and honoring nine original pilot sites for their continued participation and successes in reducing wildfire risks!

The nine sites being honored were among the first to become involved in this volunteer community action model. The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program was born out of the Firewise Communities program in 2001 to give communities the opportunity to work together toward wildland fire preparedness to save lives, property and natural resources. The Firewise Communities Program was developed in the 1980’s in response to the severe property losses from brush, grass and forest fires across the country.

Read about the nine “founding” communities that are celebrating their 10-year anniversaries of active participation as Firewise Communities/USA sites and learn more about their pioneering efforts.