When it Comes to Your Home - Wildfires Don't Have to be a Disaster
The Department of Forestry and Fire Management participates in National Fire Protection Association's Firewise USA™ program. The program teaches people how to adapt to live with wildfire. As a homeowner, there are simple things you can do to reduce the risk of your property from wildfire.
For more information on what you can do we encourage you to check out the Arizona
'Living with Wildfire' booklet.
And for more information on how to get your community into the Firewise USA™
program, visit their website or contact the DFFM Fire Prevention Officer.
Is your community already FIrewise USA™ recognized?
Firewise USA™ Community Recognition
In 2021, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management helped bring on 12 new Firewise USA-recognized communities and the most in the southwest!
Congratulations to our newest communities:
Estates at Cherry Ridge - Yavapai County
Forest Hylands - Prescott, Yavapai County
Ironwood Village - Scottsdale, Maricopa County
Las Sendas Community Association A - Mesa, Maricopa County
Pine Lake - Kingman, Mohave County
Pine Oaks Property Owners Association - Navajo County
Sports Village IV HOA - Navajo County
Terravita - Scottsdale, Maricopa County
The Knolls - Star Valley, Gila County
Tonto Hills - Cave Creek, Maricopa County
Verdanate at Westland Estates - Scottsdale, Maricopa County
Whispering Hills - Cave Creek, Maricopa County
In total, Arizona has 125 Firewise USA sites throughout the state with more communities and HOAs in the participation pipeline. We encourage you to take the time to speak with your neighbors, your community associations, and HOAs to work on bringing your area onto the Firewise USA platform. It takes all of us to do our parts to reduce the risk of devastating wildfires from threatening our homes and our Arizona communities. A home and a community that has clear defensible space is more likely to survive a wildfire, plus it keeps our firefighters on the ground safe when they are working to save your property.
There are six steps that you must take in order to get your community Firewise USA™ recognized. Please refer to the National Fire Protection Association's website for complete instructions. For more information you can contact the DFFM Prevention Program at [email protected].
Arizona Firewise USA™ Plan Outline
Firewise USA™ Community Assessment Portal