Additional FireWise Information
National Fire Protection Agency
This website is a wonderful source of information regarding FireWise Fuel Reduction plans. There are great instructional videos and reference materials found here.
University of Arizona
The University of Arizona has been on the forefront of Firewise Communities and the creation of Defensible Space since the program's infancy. This is a great source of information for plant and landscaping ideas.
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University has been in the forestry business since the turn of the century. They have many great FireWise Community programs, including great information on the Wildland Urban Interface. Check out this site!
Plants for the Home
A fire smart landscape isn’t necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. This type of landscape uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home. Fire resistant plants are great because they are often drought tolerant, too.
The good news is, you don’t need a lot of money to make your landscape fire smart. And you will find that a fire smart landscape can increase your property value and conserve water while beautifying your home.
Patagonia Plants boasts Growing Roots in Patagonia. And local grown entrepreneur Mary McKay is doing just that, one plant at a time. Mary is very knowledgeable, and will help you come up with a unique plant design for your home.
Diamond JK Nursery
There are many non-flammable plant alternatives for the garden. For Plant and Landscaping Services in Arizona Wine Country, call Ken.
The Science Behind Firefighting
This article has some really interesting information on the science behind wildfires and fighting fires. A local group of Sabrina L's students were working on an Emergency Preparedness Project and thought this link would be a helpful to the Firewise page. We could not agree more!