Firewise USA™ Program

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 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 USA™ 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 USA™ 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 26 nationally recognized Firewise USA™ Communities located throughout the state. Wilderness Ranch, Boise, ID is one of a handful of all of the Firewise USA™ Communities across the nation that have been in good standing since the program began.

  • Armstrong Park, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, 2018
  • Avimor, Boise, Ada County, 2007
  • Boise Heights, Boise, Ada County, 2018
  • Briarhill, Boise, Ada County, 2012
  • City of McCall, McCall, Valley County, 2015
  • Columbia Village, Boise, Ada County, 2013
  • Conkling Park, Worley, Kootenai County, 2006
  • Fernan Hill / Victorian Dr Area, Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, 2018
  • Garden Creek, Challis, Custer County, 2011
  • Harris Ranch North, Boise, Ada County, 2019
  • Heatherlands HOA, Hailey, Blaine County, 2014
  • Hidden Lakes Subdivision, Kimberly, Twin Falls County, 2010
  • Hidden Springs, Boise, Ada County, 2009
  • Homestead Subdivision, Stanley, Custer County, 2014
  • Johnny Creek Subdivision, Pocatello, Bannock County, 2004
  • Kanaka Rapids, Buhl, Twin Falls County, 2009
  • Mackay Fire District, Mackay, Custer County, 2011
  • Meadow Ridge, Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, 2011
  • Moose Creek Estates, Gibbonsville, Lemhi County, 2010
  • Morningside Heights HOA, Boise, Ada County, 2012
  • Norwood Subdivision, Hagerman, Gooding County, 2010
  • Payette River Subdivision No. 1, McCall, Valley County, 2016
  • Starweather HOA, Hailey, Blaine County, 2016
  • Wapiti Creek Summer Homes, Lowman, Boise County, 2018
  • Warm Springs Mesa, Boise, Ada County, 2010
  • Wilderness Ranch, Boise, Boise County, 2002

You can go to the Firewise USA™ Communities interactive map to see the location of all of the Firewise USA™ Communities in the nation.

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