How to Prepare

Getting Started and Firewise Tools

Firewise USA is a voluntary program that provides a framework to help neighborhoods of all different sizes become organized, find direction, and take action to become more adaptive to wildfire by increasing the ignition resistance of their homes and community.

The SBCFSC staff can help with Firewise process, assist with connecting communities to relevant stakeholders, and/or conduct a free defensible space evaluation. They can also present to the community either in person or virtually about the Firewise Process and the benefits of joining the program. Please email community@SBFireSafeCouncil.org for any questions or for more information about Firewise. 

There are several documents and guides created to help communities with the Firewise process:

General Information

Risk Assessment Related Information

Action Plan Related Information

Education Activity Related Information

Volunteer Hour and Vegetation Removal Related Information

 

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