Firewise USA

What is it?

Firewise USA common goals:

  • Reduce loss of lives, property and resources to wildland fire
  • Maintain communities in a way that is compatible with our natural surroundings
  • The Firewise USA Sites approach emphasizes community responsibility and involvement
In order to keep a wildfire from threatening your home, Maine's Forest Rangers recommend at least 30' of defensible space between your home and the forest.

Demonstration of what embers (not flames) can do to a home.

This video was produced by Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety's Research Center and highlights the effects of Wildfire / Ember storm on a home.