The Office of Emergency Services website has been updated with information and handouts to inform residents of fire safety and evacuation preparedness. The Firewise USA program is offered through the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) for the purpose of empowering community members to reduce their wildfire risk and encourages neighbors to work together to take action against loss caused by wildfire. This program offers many benefits such as community direction, a sense of citizen pride and even insurance discounts to USAA members in the State of California. There are currently more than 1,500 recognized FIrewise communities in 42 states across the nation.
Click here to learn more about how you can take action to protect your home from wildfire.
Tuolumne County recognizes the significant threat wildland fires pose to residents, infrastructure and natural resources. Wildland fires continue to become more dangerous and damaging each year with six of the top ten most destructive fires in California history having occurred in the past three years.