Firewise USA Annual Renewal Process
Part of being a recognized Firewise Community 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.
- EVERY YEAR
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.
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.
- EVERY THREE YEARS
Action plan: Review and update your action plan. You can check your previous year’s 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 previous year’s application to see what year you will be due for an update.
- Update your old risk assessment or, if you need to fill out a new one, use this template (PDF).
Overview: Has your community grown or changed its boundary? If so, you’ll need to update the number of dwelling units. You should also check the current mailing address we have on file, this is where your renewal certificate will be sent.
Committee/Board: Add and change the board member contacts or keep it the same.
Vegetation removal: If you had an event where your community removed vegetation, you can tell us how much was removed and share a short narrative describing the event.
LAKE COUNTY FIREWISE COMMUNITIES
> Anderson Springs – Middletown
> Clearlake Oaks Keys Property Owners Association – Clearlake Oaks
> Clearlake Riviera Community Association – Kelseyville
> Cobb Mountain Group 2 – Cobb
> Cobb View – Cobb
> Hidden Valley Lake – Hidden Valley Lake
> Jones Creek Crossing – Cobb
> Riviera Heights HOA – Kelseyville
> Seigler Springs – Loch Lomond
> Wolf Creek – Clearlake Oaks