Fighting Fire With Community Grants
by Jen Longley
Jul 08, 2019

Firewise, a federal program started in 2002 to help California communities near wilderness areas prepare for wildfires, has seen a 57% increase since last year’s devastating Camp Fire. As of today, 222 communities statewide have signed up with the program, which provides grants and recognizes and rewards neighborhood groups when they complete a six-step program meant to thwart fires.