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NFPA's Firewise USA initiative

It’s about more than insurance

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) manages a national initiative called Firewise USA. This is an important framework that assists groups of residents in a neighborhood to collaborate on efforts to reduce wildfire risk – both through education and specific actions. Key to this are steps related to home hardening and defensible space. 

The Firewise USA initiative has multiple benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Helps residents better protect their homes and properties
  • Potential qualifications for certain types of insurance discounts
  • Create a “community” effort related to reducing wildfire risk
  • Voluntary participation
There are other benefits as well, the most obvious being that if you participate, you’ll reduce the risk of losing your home to a wildfire.

What about Fire Safe Councils?

The NFPA’s Firewise USA program isn’t exclusive – the California Fire Safe Council is also useful and important, but has some different requirements. To learn about becoming a Fire Safe Council, visit this page.

What about Fire Safe Councils?

The NFPA’s Firewise USA program isn’t exclusive – the California Fire Safe Council is also useful and important, but has some different requirements. To learn about becoming a Fire Safe Council, visit this page.

MySafe:LA can help!

MySafe:LA is here to assist you. Our overall mission related to wildfire in the greater Los Angeles region is to help people improve their community and personal risk related to wildfire. We provide a number of supporting capabilities, including:
  • An introductory overview of wildfire risk reduction
  • Coaching and support for your “wildfire group” 
  • Contributions to monthly or bi-monthly meetings
  • Online and print resources to help you understand risk mitigation
  • Networking with other NFPA Firewise USA sites
  • Developing a hybrid of becoming both Firewise and Fire Safe Council approved

If you have questions, or wish to organize a presentation that covers the "Los Angeles Wildfire Alliance" and how both the NFPA Firewise and California Fire Safe Council can be valuable, please contact us.

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