Firewise Principles & Practices
Though the threat of wildfire is an unpredictable danger that can strike at any time., the wildfire that happens in your community does not have to have devastating effects.
The national Firewise Communities/USA program is intended to serve as a resource for city/county/state/federal agencies, tribes, organizations, fire departments, and communities across the U.S. who work toward a common goal to reduce loss of lives, property, and resources to wildland fire.
The Firewise Communities approach emphasizes community/neighborhood responsibility in planning the design of a safe community, as well as, an effective emergency response and individual responsibility for safer home construction and design, landscaping, and maintenance.
Firewise Communities in Idaho vary in size, topography, population, and fire threats, but they have one thing in common…they are concerned enough about wildfire to work together to protect their community. Idaho currently has 24 nationally recognized Firewise Communities/USA located throughout the state. Wilderness Ranch, Boise, ID is one of a handful of all of the Firewise Communities across the nation that have been in good standing since the program began.
You can go to the Firewise Communities/USA interactive map to see the location of all of the Firewise Communities in the nation.