New Firewise Resources Available for Download

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Firewise, a multiagency effort designed to reduce the risk of wildland fire by involving community leaders, planners, developers, and homeowners, has released a new publication, Safer from the Start: A Guide to Firewise-Friendly Developments. Written for community associations and developers, it provides information about planning communities with wildfire in mind.

Wildland fire continues to be a major challenge for the nation’s emergency services. Fire Corps and the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities program recently partnered to develop a Firewise toolkit. Getting Started With Firewise provides information about building and maintaining communities in a way that is compatible with our natural surroundings and can be used by Fire Corps teams across the nation to help protect property and natural resources from the threat of wildland fires. The toolkit is available to all registered Fire Corps programs.

To download Safer from the Start, visit To order Getting Started with Firewise, fill out the request form and return to Fire Corps at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax to 202-887-5291.

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