NFPA recognizes communities’ longevity and success as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of 20 official Firewise communities

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on May 24, 2012

NFPA’s Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program is honoring 20 official Firewise communities from 11 states who celebrate their 10-year anniversary of continued participation and successes in reducing wildfire risks. The communities became nationally recognized in 2003, and were among the earliest adopters of the Firewise Communities/USA process.

FirewiseThe following communities are celebrating their 10-year anniversaries of active participation as Firewise Communities/USA sites:

  • Holiday Island, Arkansas
  • Joplin, Arkansas
  • Norman, Arkansas
  • Story, Arkansas
  • Lakewood, Florida
  • Verandah, Florida
  • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa,      Minnesota
  • River Run Plantation, North Carolina
  • Town of St. James, North Carolina
  • Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico
  • Bear Creek Lakes, Pennsylvania
  • Mountain Plains I & II, South Dakota
  • Cumberland Cove, Tennessee
  • Tierra Linda Ranch, Texas
  • Wildcatter Ranch and Resort, Texas
  • Chuckanut Ridge POA, Washington
  • Lummi Island Scenic Estates, Washington
  • Story, Wyoming
  • Union Pass, Wyoming

Each community will receive a special flame-shaped glass award in honor of their long-term commitment to community wildfire safety.

More information about the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program and a complete list of official Firewise Communities/USA sites can be found on the Firewise website.