Firewise USA® is a program that promotes defensible space, ignition-resistant construction, and vegetation management to reduce flammable fuels around buildings. It also promotes fire resistive construction.
Studies have shown that more than 80 percent of homes lost to wildland fire may have been saved if measures were taken to create defensible space around structures, such as clearing brush.
Thurston County works closely with Local Fire Districts, Thurston Conservation District, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources to build and sustain community wildfire protection plans and initiatives.
For more information on the County’s community wildfire protection plans and programs, contact:
Emergency Management Coordinator,
Hazard Mitigation and Recovery
Ways to Protect You and Your Family From the Dangers of Wildfire
There are several steps you can take to help protect you, your family, and your community from the dangers of wildfires.
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