Firewise Communities - Virginia Updated:02/2015

From the beauty of the landscape to the privacy and quiet, you know the benefits of living in one of Virginia’s forested areas are numerous and varied. Yet, with that high quality of life comes the risk of wildland fire.

Dry leaves, pine needles, dead tree limbs and flammable plants serve as the fuel for fires in communities such as yours. But there are several steps you can take to reduce the risk to you and your neighbors. By becoming “Firewise,” you and your community will ensure that the quality of life you enjoy today will be there tomorrow. Please take a few moments to read the material within this pamphlet, and share it with your

By following these guidelines, you will make your home and your neighbor's a Firewise Community.


Contact Firewise Communities - Virginia

Virginia Department of Forestry
900 Natural Resources Drive, Suite 800
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Phone: 434-977-6555

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Virginia