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Firewise USA is a national program administered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Firewise USA “provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level” (from Participating Firewise USA communities have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to implement wildfire mitigation efforts.

How to Participate

Cascadia and partner organizations like Washington DNR can provide guidance and support to individuals and communities interested in participating in this voluntary program.

Visit to learn more about the program, steps individual homeowners can take to prepare their homes and properties for wildfire, and how to become a recognized Firewise USA community.

Visit WA DNR’s Firewise USA page to learn about the 2024 WA DNR Firewise USA® Site Micro Grant funding opportunity and other resources for community wildfire preparedness.

For more information on community wildfire resilience and how to become a Firewise USA site, reach out to Jake Hardt, Community Resilience Coordinator for Chelan County – [email protected] (360) 359-6566 or Guy Gifford, Assistant Division Manager for the Community Resilience Program – [email protected] (509) 990-6218