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 - check out the Arizona 'Living with Wildfire' booklet.
For more information on how to get your neighborhood or community on board the Firewise USA™ - check out their website or contact the DFFM Fire Prevention Officer.
Is your community already FIrewise USA™ recognized?
Firewise USA™ Community Recognition
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.
2018 Arizona Firewise USA™ Plan Outline
Firewise USA™ Community Assessment Portal