The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA® program teaches communities how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action to prevent losses. SCCFSC offers workshops and guidance for neighborhoods and communities that want to become Firewise-recognized.

Firewise Community: Chemeketa Park

The 6 Steps for Becoming Recognized as a Firewise Community

  1. Form a board/committee comprised of residents and other wildfire stakeholders
  2. Obtain a wildfire risk assessment from the Fire Department
  3. Host a minimum of one wildfire risk reduction educational outreach event, or related activity
  4. Develop a multi-year action plan based on the site’s risk reduction priorities
  5. Meet the minimum wildfire risk reduction investment
  6. Create a Firewise USA® Portal account and submit an application to your state Firewise USA liaison

SCCFSC is here to help!

We are your local partner to Firewise USA recognition.

  • SCCFSC coaches your committee and organizers through the Firewise USA steps and application
  • SCCFSC networks with fire agency partners to obtain your community risk assessment
  • SCCFSC offers workshop and presentation options to meet the Firewise USA education outreach requirements
  • SCCFSC offers a yearly Chipping Program which fulfills the initial home investment requirement
  • SCCFSC provides hazardous fuel reduction resources for your neighborhood’s multi-year plan

Why Go Firewise? Workshop

This 30-45 minute presentation is intended for a neighborhood group that would like to know more about the Firewise USA Risk Reduction program. Lead by a speaker from the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council, the presentation includes a PowerPoint slideshow which is followed by a Q & A. Discussion centers around the benefits and requirements needed to become a recognized, certified Firewise community. Ideal group size is 20-60 neighborhood residents.

Why Go Firewise Presentation Request form

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Firewise Leadership Committee Presentation

Lead by a speaker from the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council, this is an in-depth Firewise presentation for 4-6 neighborhood residents who want to lead the Firewise effort in their community. The presentation includes brainstorming, planning and goal-setting strategies for your committee to facilitate your neighborhood in becoming Firewise-certified.

Firewise Committee Presentation Request form

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Firewise USA provides guidelines for neighbors to work together to achieve greater wildfire safety. SCCFSC works with your neighborhood to achieve Firewise recognition.

Firewise Community: Sunset Ridge

Local Firewise-recognized communities

  • Chemeketa Park
  • Holiday Lake Estates
  • Jackson Oaks
  • Redwood Estates
  • Riva Ridge
  • Sunset Ridge Road

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Request a “Why Go Firewise?” presentation to learn how your neighborhood can become Firewise, too

This 30-45 minute presentation is intended for a neighborhood group that would like to know more about the Firewise USA Risk Reduction program. Lead by a speaker from the Santa Clara County FireSafe Council, the presentation includes a PowerPoint slideshow which is followed by a Q & A. Discussion centers around the benefits and requirements needed to become a recognized, certified Firewise community. Ideal group size is 20-60 neighborhood residents.

Why Go Firewise Presentation Request form

  • Host Contact Information, if Different From Above:
  • Thank you for your interest!