Strong growth in the Firewise USA wildfire risk reduction program continues as the program hits 1,402 active recognized sites throughout 42 states. The program’s participants are residents that live in areas with a wildfire risk work where they work at their individual properties and also collaboratively with neighbors to complete wildfire risk reduction projects.
The Firewise program is administered by the National Fire Protection Association along with a designated forestry liaison in participating states, using a framework that provides residents with a roadmap to organize and implement actions based in scientific research that increase a home’s chances of survival during a wildfire.
Today's participating sites represent 1,539,045 residents with a self-reported investment of more than $40 million in risk reduction activities during the past twelve months.
Each participating community must complete a set of criteria to become a recognized site, and then annually they perform a subset of that to retain their active status.