Firewise USA Program

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program overview

The Firewise USA program is a program offered through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that empowers communities with tools and resources to reduce their wildfire risk and encourages neighbors to work together and take action against loss caused by wildfire. Tuolumne County has received a grant to assist with the education and outreach efforts associated with becoming a Firewise USA site. This grant is intended to help educate residents about wildfire threats through workshops, meetings, materials creation and other educational activities to increase awareness towards reducing the total number of acres burned caused by wildland fires. This program also encourages networking between community members to create a sense of citizen pride for making a direct and positive impact within their community. To learn more, please visit www.nfpa.org

TIPS & TRICKS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE:

If you would like to create your own Firewise community, submit an application online via the NFPA website.

When first starting your Firewise USA application online, type your address in the search bar to determine if you are near an existing Firewise site. If you are, we encourage you to join! An existing site will already have a risk assessment developed and may already be working in your area. Our goal is to create large scale firewise communities, the bigger the better!

GIS fire district map

CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE TO VISIT THE FIRE DISTRICT INTERACTIVE MAP

Developed by the Tuolumne County GIS team, this map is a resource for you to look up your local fire station and fire districts. Anyone outside a defined/named district would be in County Fire/CalFire response area except National Forest and Yosemite, which have their own fire operations. (Note: This map can be utilized as a tool to define areas you would like to include in your Firewise community. There is a print option here and parcel lines to provide further definition)

For more information about becoming a Firewise community, please follow this link for the Firewise USA website.

Questions about how to get started? Contact the Firewise USA team.

Request an application for education and outreach support for your established or developing Firewise USA site. 

Email abreaux@co.tuolumne.ca.us or call us at 209-533-6395

NFPA Kids

The NFPA website offers resources to help educate children about wildfire safety. There are videos, games, activities and apps available for all types of interactive learning. Click on the icon below to follow Sparky to the website!

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Established and Upcoming Firewise USA Sites in Tuolumne County:


Gold Springs Ranch
Ridgewood
TELLARA