What is Firewise?
Firewise® USA is a National Fire Protection Association program that teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take preemptive action to prevent losses.
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Glenshire Devonshire Residents Association became a Firewise® USA site in October of 2018.
How does it work?
Firewise USA provides a collaborative framework for neighbors to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. The national program gets down to the neighborhood levels, providing tools, education, and plans for increasing a home’s chance of surviving a wildfire while making it safer for firefighters to defend their home and neighborhood.
The program has annual renewal requirements – in order to remain a Firewise® USA site, a neighborhood must complete a certain number of hours and meet criteria to be recertified.
Why should I participate?
Scientific research has proven that when adequately prepared, a home can withstand a wildland fire without the intervention of fire suppression services. And when firefights do become involved in saving a home, Firewise® Communities provider a safer working environment to help make a dangerous job safer. When an entire community gathers together to make the neighborhood a better place, everyone benefits. The new normal is a year-round fire season, and our community must respond.
LOG YOUR TIME
Have you already completed your defensible space work? Log it in our Firewise® system here.Log Defensible Space Hours
GDRA is working with Truckee Fire Protection District, Town of Truckee, and Nevada County to organize a 2019 community clean up day and other activities. Stay tuned, and sign up for email communications to get the latest on our Firewise® Community.
- CalFIRE ReadyForWildfire.org
- National Fire Protection Association
- FireWise Community from NFPA
- FireSafe Council of Nevada County
- Defensible Space