What is a “Firewise” Community?
It’s a neighborhood that has taken responsibility for planning and enacting activities that make it safer from wildfire, as well as allowing more effective emergency response. A firewise community encourages individual responsibility for safer home construction, design, landscaping and maintenance. Hundreds of communities across the country are participating in the Firewise Community/USA program.
How do you become recognized as a Firewise Community/USA?
- Contact a Firewise Community/USA representative.
- Set up a site visit.
- Complete a community assessment.
- Write a plan.
- Organize an overseeing board or committee.
- Invest at least $2 per capita annually in community Firewise projects.
- Celebrate completion of a Firewise project with a Firewise Communities/USA Day.
- Provide an annual report to Firewise Communities/USA.
How can FireCAP help?
- Contact FireCAP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-517-1416.
- Use FireCAP’s non-profit status to help you raise money by becoming a FireCAP Chapter.
For more help on what you can do to help protect your family and your property, review additional information on the FireCAP website.
- Texas Forest Service
- Red Cross
- Texas Department of Public Safety
- Texas Department of Insurance Wildfire
To schedule a free wildfire preparedness assessment by a FireCAP
expert, call 512-237-2160 .