The Firewise Subcommittee (FISC) serves the WUIMC by providing oversight to the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities program, which is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, US Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters.
- Review and provide input and recommendations on quarterly Firewise USA™ program reports including work plan and budget.
- Review final draft of Firewise USA™ program annual work plan and budget. Make recommendations to Wildland Urban Interface Mitigation Committee.
The Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action to prevent losses. The program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners and others in reducing wildfire risks by fostering defensible space and resilient structures for homes and communities.
Elements of the Firewise Communities program include the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program, Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) Workshops, online training courses, an interactive website, public education, and support for fire organizations and community groups.
For more information visit the National Fire Protections Association (NFPA) Firewise Communities Web site at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA