Firewise and USAA team up on program to help protect New Mexico and Utah neighborhoods

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jan 11, 2017

Big news! USAA policyholders living in recognized Firewise sites in New Mexico and Utah can now receive discounts on their homeowners insurance premiums. Our Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program provided the community action framework and local data that supported USAA’s decision to offer such a discount to its policyholders.


USAA has been working with our Wildfire Division over the last few years to develop incentives for residents of wildfire-prone areas to take steps to create safer communities. USAA members in Firewise communities in New Mexico and Utah join their counterparts in California, Colorado, Texas, Oregon and Arizona in being offered the Firewise discount.



Currently, in New Mexico, there are now 24 active Firewise communities. In Utah, there are 26 active Firewise communities. In the past year these participating New Mexico and Utah communities invested more than $2.7 million combined in Firewise risk reduction actions.


To find out more about the USAA policyholder discount for Firewise community residents, please visit NFPA’s Firewise website.


For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research and resource, please visit the NFPA press room.