What is Firewise USA®?
Firewise USA® is a national program hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Firewise USA® is a framework that helps neighbors work together in a community to reduce wildfire risk, through education and collaboration. Local Fire Safe Councils in the South Bay area promote the Firewise USA® recognition process as a way for communities in the WUI (Wildland-Urban Interface) to reduce their wildlfire risk. This includes education pieces for helping neighbors to work together on defensible space, home hardening, evacuation planning and more.
Fire Safe Council of Santa Cruz County is an all volunteer organization. We seek to support communities interested in the Firewise USA® process in these ways:
Firewise USA® Recognized Communities in Santa Cruz County
Comstock/Conifer (2023) - Bonny Doon
Conifer/Moline (2023) - Bonny Doon
Country Estates (2023) - Bonny Doon
Laguna Creek (2023) - Bonny Doon
Olsen Road (2023)
Pineridge Plus (2021) - Bonny Doon
Sunlit Lane (2023) - Bonny Doon
Fall Creek (2023) - Felton
Quail Hollow (2023) - Ben Lomond
Sand Dollar - Canon Del Sol (2023)
Boomer Creek (2023)