Firewise Community Action Day, Valley Co. ID.

About Us

Fires have been part of Idaho’s landscape for centuries, but Idaho Firewise is relatively new. Idaho Firewise is a non-profit organization that was initiated in 2008 following a statewide survey showing a need for wildfire education. Since then, Idaho Firewise has grown and partnered with the national Firewise program.

The Idaho Firewise Board of Directors is a mixed representation of agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals that have a vested interest in wildland fire education. The board meets monthly at different locations throughout the state. All meeting agendas and minutes are available by request.

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.

Our Purpose

  • Provide a coordinated, consistent, interagency, and consensus-driven approach to wildland fire education in Idaho.
  • Define target audiences, messages, and methods of delivery, and match audience needs with existing materials or develop new materials.
  • Develop resources and support for educational and other community-led activities across the state.
  • Establish and grow partnerships with private and public entities that have a stake in wildfire prevention and education.
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of key messages.
  • Facilitate information sharing across agencies and jurisdictional lines.
  • Inventory, catalog, and provide a web-based clearinghouse of existing fire education materials.

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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  Mid-Snake RC&D Nez Perce Tribe Forestry and Fire  University of Idaho Extension Forestry USDA Forest Service  Idaho Emergency Management Association (IEMA)