Higby Estates HOA

Higby Estates is a Firewise USA® Site

Most frequent questions and answers

What is Firewise USA®?

The Firewise USA®  program is led by the National Fire Protection Association and is focused teaching people how to adapt to living with wildfire. The program also encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.

Is Higby Estates Firewise ?

Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, Higby Estates became Firewise USA® site in 2014. As residents living in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), it is essential that we practice Firewise techniques both as homeowners as well as a community as a whole.

What is involved in becoming a Firewise USA® site?

To become a Firewise USA® Site, we convened a group of volunteers to assess the overall risk of our neighborhood and put together an action plan on how to mitigate the risk. In addition, we provide educational information to our residents to help in our mission. We are dedicated to reducing our Wildfire risk every year to improve the safety of our neighborhood

Is my home safe from Wildfire ?

No home is “safe” from wildfire.  As a community, we want to encourage our residents living in our wildfire prone areas with a plan and actions that can increase their home’s chances of surviving a wildfire, while also making it safer for firefighters.

How can I become more involved in Firewise ?

Send us a note on our Contact Us page and we would be happy to have more volunteers in our efforts.

What steps can I take for my home ?

Check out the Firewise Resources section below for some information geared toward homeowners.

Additional Firewise USA® Resources

Get additional resources from Firewise USA®
Wildfire Safety Tips
Wildfire Safety tips
How to Prepare your Home for Wildfires
How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires