Firewise Community

Oak Shores is proud to be recognized as a Fire Wise Community. Oak Shores is the first community in San Luis Obispo County to receive this designation. The certification implements a number of researched codes that help prevent homes from being destroyed in the event of a wildfire.

About the Firewise Communities Program

Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. Firewise is a key component of Fire Adapted Communities – a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action with comprehensive resources to help reduce risk.

The program is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, the US Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters.

To save lives and property from wildfire, NFPA’s Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire.

For more information about the Firewise program, please visit their website.

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