Updated Firewise Toolkit helps residents reduce wildfire risk

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Jul 28, 2016

Since its creation almost five years, NFPA's Firewise Toolkit has been one of the most popular resources for homeowners and other wildfire stakeholders interesting in learning how to reduce wildfire risk.


FW Toolkit 2.JPGThat's why we're so pleased to announce our updated Toolkit is now available! In addition to information about the Firewise recognition program and a guide to Firewise principles, we also include a few new pieces that we know you'll love and use often. The Toolkit is available online and it's free!


Whether you're a homeowner using the checklist to create defensible space around your home, a community member interested in working with your neighbors to establish a recognized Firewise Communities/USA site, or a group of residents who want to know what steps you can take together during a wildfire watch or warning, the updated Firewise Toolkit is a great collection of resources that not only helps raise awareness of wildfire safety, it offers tips and activities that can help you prepare before a wildfire threatens your area. You just have to check it out and see!


The Toolkit can be downloaded in its entirety or as individual components. It's a great resource to share with your friends and family, and others in your community. There are even checklists that you can print out and keep on your fridge for easy access and reminders.


Check out our Toolkit and get started today on helping prepare your home and your neighborhood from a wildfire threat. You'll be so glad you did!