Maintaining Your Community’s Firewise Status

Annual renewal information

Part of being a recognized Firewise USA® site is reporting the ongoing work residents complete each year to reduce their wildfire risks, while addressing the areas identified in their community’s wildfire assessment. Every year participating sites must submit an annual renewal to maintain their “in good standing” status.

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.

Report your individual risk reduction efforts (volunteer hours, money spent, and vegetation removal) to help your community maintain its Firewise status. Fill out the online form by clicking the button above or print and fill out the form and submit it to someone on your community’s Firewise committee. You can fill out the form more than once. This data is input into a summary for Firewise Committee Leads to then enter into the Firewise USA Portal as part of the renewal application. 

To access the summary, please refer to the button below. If you do not see your community’s data on this website, then that means no one in your community has submitted data on the online survey or the website has not been updated yet.

Note that annual renewals for your Firewise community are due every year on the Friday before Thanksgiving. (November 17th, 2023)

Renew using the Firewise USA® program management portal.

Click the button below for a walk through the of the full renewal process.

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