Become a Firewise Community

What is Firewise USA®?

Firewise USA® is a national program hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This program helps neighbors work together in a community to reduce wildfire risk, through education and collaboration. Local Fire Safe Councils in the South Bay area promote the Firewise USA® recognition process as a way for communities in the WUI (Wildland-Urban Interface) to reduce their wildfire risk.  This includes education pieces for helping neighbors to work together on defensible space, home hardening, evacuation planning and more. 

Are you and your neighbors interested in becoming a Firewise USA® Recognized Community? Fire Safe Council of Santa Cruz County can help you! They have put together a checklist to help guide you through this process. 

Visit the Fire Safe Council website to learn more!

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