What is Firewise?
The national Firewise USA recognition program provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. Any community that meets a set of voluntary criteria on an annual basis and retains an “In Good Standing Status” may identify itself as being a Firewise Site.
Are you worried about wildfire in your community? Join the Shasta County Fire Safe Council in forming a Firewise Community. This voluntary program is administered by the National Fire Prevention Association to assist communities in reducing their risk of loss of homes and property to wildfire. Join the growing number of communities in Shasta County who are working to ensure safer conditions through Firewise recognition. To learn more, visit Firewise USA at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA/Become-a-Firewise-USA-site.
One of the many benefits of becoming a Firewise community is the potential to have your homeowners insurance rates lowered: insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/105-type/95-guides/03-res/Insurers-Currently-Offering-Discounts.cfm. Contact your insuance agent for more information.
Need help getting started with Firewise in your community? The Shasta County Fire Safe Council is here for you! For assistance, reach out to Firewise Program Coordinator Sarah Sumner at firstname.lastname@example.org.