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"The national Firewise Communities program is a multi-agency effort designed to reach beyond the fire service by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, and others in the effort to protect people, property, and natural resources from the risk of wildland fire“ before a fire starts. The Firewise Communities approach emphasizes community responsibility for planning in the design of a safe community as well as effective emergency response, and individual responsibility for safer home construction and design, landscaping, and maintenance."

To learn more about how the make your home more resistant to wildland urban interface fires, click on the following link:


The Prevention Education Working Team is committed to providing information and tools on wildland fire prevention. The following section addresses a variety of wildland fire concerns for both adults and children.

Topics include safeguarding your home against the threat of wildland fires, the basics of wildfire science and practices as well as some important information on how to prevent the spread of wildland fires