Idaho Firewise, Inc.
Understand your role in Idaho's beautiful wildland/urban interface.
May is Wildfire Awareness Month
By Proclamation by the Governor of Idaho, May has been declared Wildfire Awareness Month.
Journal of an Idaho Firewise Garden Assistant
Idaho Firewise employs a garden assistant as well as an intern every summer. Check back each week for a new installment!
Maintaining your Firewise Landscape
Firewise landscapes need regular maintenance. Don't wait until fire season to start this very important annual chore.
As more people build in Idaho's forests and rangelands, they become part of the ever-increasing landscape where urban meets wild—the wildland/urban interface (WUI). People living in the WUI have higher wildfire risk, as well as greater responsibility for the safety of their families, property, pets, and livestock.
What is Firewise?
Firewise is a mindset that accepts the responsibility of living in ecosystems where wildfires are not a matter of if, but rather a question of when. To save lives and property from wildfire, Firewise programs teach people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors and communities to work together to take action now to prevent losses. We all have a role to play when living in Idaho's beautiful wildland/urban interface.
Firewise Principles & Practices
Firewise principles and practices are actions that prepare WUI homeowners for a wildfire and focus on your home and surrounding landscape, evacuation planning, how to prevent wildfires, and learning about fire ecology and how wildfires are managed.
One of the many definitions of culture is "the total range of activities and ideas of a group of people with shared values, which are transmitted and reinforced by members of that group." Here, we encourage you to join and share information about Firewise cultures by participating in the Idaho Firewise Grant and/or Firewise Communities/USA programs, visiting a Firewise Demonstration Garden in Idaho, increasing your communication skills by using Firewise Terminology and learning more from the many resources in the Idaho Firewise Library.