Firewise USA®

Firewise USA®, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, is a national program that encourages homeowners and communities to take action to reduce their wildfire risk. These actions, such as creating and maintaining defensible space, should happen before a wildfire occurs. These recognized Firewise USA® Sites have an on-going commitment toward reducing their overall wildfire risk.



To become a Firewise USA® Site the following steps must be taken:




For more information about the Firewise USA® program in Texas, visit, or contact Texas A&M Forest Service Firewise Coordinator Kari Hines, (512) 375-0354,


How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires (English and Spanish)


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