Firewise USA® is a voluntary program that provides a framework to help neighbors get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community.
Ready Country Club has joined the growing network of more than 1,500 recognized Firewise USA® sites from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.
Annual renewal information
Part of being a recognized Firewise USA® site is reporting the ongoing work residents complete each year to reduce their wildfire risks, while addressing the areas identified in their community’s wildfire assessment. Every year participating sites must submit an annual renewal to maintain their “in good standing” status.
Educational outreach: Host an outreach event and work with neighbors on addressing items in the action plan.
Risk reduction investment: Record what your community’s efforts to reduce its wildfire risk in the calendar year. You can include any time invested and expenses your community may have had to reduce its wildfire risk.
Find examples of activities that count towards your investment.
Use our volunteer hourly worksheet to collect information from residents in your community
At a minimum, each site is required to annually invest the equivalent of one volunteer hour per dwelling unit in wildfire risk reduction actions. If your site has identified 100 homes within its boundary, than 100 hours of work or the monetary equivalent which will be $25.43 per dwelling unit for 2019.
Every three years
Action plan: Review and update your action plan. You can check your 2019 application to see what year you will be due for an update
Every five years
Community risk assessment: Review and update your community risk assessment. You can check your 2019 application to see what year you will be due for an update.