36 New Communities Become Firewise over the Summer

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Oct 14, 2015

NFPA-Firewise-identity-rebranding_How-toFirewise How To – Firewise by the Numbers for the 3rd Quarter, 2015

From July 1 through September 31, the Firewise Program welcomed 36 new communities who were recognized for their community wildfire preparedness efforts. 

These new communities reflect 16,045 reported residents in the wildland urban interface and collectively achieved $631,429.22 in reported volunteer and project work towards community resiliency

Current Firewise Communities from 40 states are listed here.

FWC Recognition sign logoOverall, 80 new communities from 19 states have been recognized by the program as of October 13, 2015.  Thus far, the new communities of 2015 collectively achieved over $1.7 million in reported volunteer and project work towards community resiliency and reflect 54,376 reported residents. 

In 2015, the top five states thus far for Firewise Community Growth are:

Oregon at 23 new communities;
Colorado at 10 new communities;
Georgia at 10 new communities;
California at 9 new communities; and
South Carolina at 5 new communities
We applaud all these new communities and the preparedness outreach work by state forestry agencies.  We look forward to sharing their achievements in wildfire preparedness in the years to come.  

Read previous posts in the Firewise How-To blog series.