Firewise USA Recognition Process
Tuolumne County Firesafe will help your neighborhood (AKA Firewise "site") navigate the process and complete these steps! Using the process below, communities develop an action plan that steers their residential risk reduction activities, while engaging and encouraging their neighbors to become active participants in building a safer place to live. Neighborhoods throughout the United States are embracing the benefits of becoming a recognized Firewise USA site.
STEPS TO FIREWISE USA RECOGNITION
1. FORM A FIREWISE BOARD/COMMITTEE
2. CREATE A WILDFIRE RISK ASSESSMENT
3. DEVELOP AN ACTION PLAN
4. CONDUCT EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
5. MAKE A WILDFIRE RISK REDUCTION INVESTMENT
NOTE - Firewise USA Sites are NOT required to invest or pay any cash to meet the risk reduction investment obligation. Your volunteer time, and the time spent by homeowners clearing their property, count toward the investment. Look at it this way: each homeowner must invest and document ONE HOUR of work towards reducing wildfire risk. That's it!