The Chubbuck Fire Department Chief talks to local residents about  making their homes Firewise. Credit: BLM Idaho

Local Partnerships

The national Firewise organization assists people and communities with reducing wildfire risks to homes, neighborhoods and entire communities. There are hundreds of Firewise neighborhoods throughout the country, so visit to find out how you can increase the odds that your home will survive a wildfire.   

Many states have formed Firewise organizations that are statewide or city/county-based, so visit the national Firewise page to find out if there is a Firewise organization near you!

The western wildfire season is approaching. Is your home in or near wildlands? Check out this short video on how to harden your home to wildfire.

Community Assistance

When wildfire disaster strikes, there are places you can turn. The BLM has a community assistance program to help prepare you for such disasters. Learn more by watching this video.

Rural Fire Readiness

Cooperative partnerships between the BLM and local, volunteer, and rural fire departments are crucial to success in responding to remote wildfires on private, state and federal lands affecting grazing, recreational, wildlife and other values important to local rural economies.