Communities in wildfire prone areas are learning what it takes to be fully prepared for wildland fire. A Fire Adapted Community incorporates people, buildings, businesses, infrastructure, cultural resources, and natural areas into the effort to prepare for the effects of wildland fire. This website offers information and specific actions you can take, no matter what your role, to reduce your risk to the next wildfire. Do your part to protect your community today!

The 411 on Fire Adapted Communities

  • A visit to the National Widland Firefighters Monument reminds us to ensure a safer environment for all

    Yesterday, I was in Boise, Idaho, meeting with our USDA Forest Service partners on the Firewise Communities/USA program and Fire Adapted Communities. Following our meeting, I took some time to visit the National Wildland Firefighters Monument, which is on the grounds of the National Interagency Fire Center. The monument is...




  • October 15 starts fall wildfire season in many eastern states

    October 15 starts the Fall wildfire season in many eastern states and recent articles I’ve seen highlight beneficial outreach by state forestry agencies in Virginia and Tennessee. Wildfire is not just a “western states issue” and we applaud all communities who have adopted Firewise as the tool to bring residents...




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