Idaho Firewise, Inc.

Understand your role in Idaho's beautiful wildland urban interface.

Be Prepared this Fire Season

Learn how to protect your home from wildfire by visiting one of our demonstration gardens!

Idaho Firewise Garden Photo Book

A look at the Firewise Garden throughout the seasons.

Support Idaho Firewise

Whether it is a one-time donation or a monthly contribution, your support enables us to coordinate, support and promote statewide wildland fire education.

Achieving a Fire Adapted Culture in Idaho

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). 

Our Mission

Idaho Firewise is a non-profit organization that coordinates, supports, and promotes wildland fire education to broaden the understanding of wildfire’s role in ecosystems, and equips and motivates those who live in or visit Idaho to reduce loss from wildfire.

Wildfire Preparedness: Learning the Basics

People living in the WUI have higher wildfire risk, as well as greater responsibility for the safety of their families, property, pets, and livestock. Learn how to make your home and landscape less vulnerable to ignition from a wildfire. Develop an evacuation plan to ensure the safety of you, your family and your pets and livestock. Discover how you can prevent wildfires and learn more about fire ecology, fire-based ecosystems and how wildfires are managed.

Wildfire Preparedness: Creating a Culture

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." By increasing awareness and encouraging the adoption of a set of accepted principles and practices, Idaho Firewise encourages the increasing culture of WUI residents who are wildfire savvy.

Join and share information about wildfire preparedness by participating in the Firewise USA™ program or by contacting Idaho Firewise staff to request community support. Visit one of the many Idaho Firewise Demonstration Gardens, increase your communication skills by learning new Terminology and explore more in our Library.

Contact Us

Ivy Dickinson, Executive Director

phone/fax: 208-310-7472
toll free: 888-285-5889

Our Partners

Bureau of Land Management Idaho Department of Lands Idaho Fire Chiefs Association Idaho Office of Emergency Services Idaho Project Learning TreeIdaho Parks and Recreation   University of Idaho Extension Forestry  USDA Forest Service