NFPA's Firewise program celebrates 10 years: Wilderness Ranch in Boise, Idaho

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 27, 2011

Jim Shannon and Harry Steele

NFPA President Jim Shannon with Harry Steele of Boise

Wilderness Ranch is a development of approximately 225 homes that lies north of Boise, Idaho. They have created a Firewise plan to keep their community educated and prepared. Then, in August of 2010, they saw their years of hard work pay off when they were tested by wildfire. Fire burned around the properties but stayed away from homes, and fire responders were able to fight the fire safely.

Wilderness Ranch is one of nine pilot communities in the NFPA's Firewise Communities/USA® celebrating 10 years of commitment. Michele Steinberg awarded the community with a special plaque at the 2011 Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference to acknowledge their hard work.

Read about Wilderness Ranch’s Firewise history, and about what’s included in their plan.