Wildland Operations

Wildland fires can occur in residential development areas without disastrous loss of life, property and resources. But, recognizing the problem and knowing how to protect your family, home, property and your neighborhood before a fire happens, are the first steps to successfully becoming truly “firewise.”

The Firewise Communities Program offers both workshops and training and Web-based, interactive training geared toward homeowners, forestry professionals, firefighters and others on a variety of wildfire safety topics. Whether you are a homeowner looking for additional information for your Firewise program, or a fire safety professional eager to help neighborhoods become a part of the Firewise Communities/USA program, these courses will give you the tools you need to get you started.

Wildfire Preparedness

Find out what the experts know about the best way to make your home and neighborhood safer from wildfire. From the basics of defensible space and sound landscaping techniques to research on how homes ignite (and what you can do about it), there are tips, tools and teachings you can use!

Share your knowledge with others using our Firewise Toolkit tip sheets, our Communicators’ Guide, or our videos and Public Service Announcements (PSAs).