Your Home and Wildfire. Choices that can make a difference.

Firewise USA® is a program managed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) that teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses.

In 1985, after the loss of over 1,400 homes in Florida and California fires, the U.S. Forest Service and the NFPA met, and the concept known as the wildland urban interface (WUI) emerged. The term was first described in the context of fire and firefighting. Fire managers noticed that, as development moved into rural areas, new problems were occurring that they were not trained for.

A direct result of this meeting was the development of the National Firewise® program. A basic concept of the Firewise® program is that responsibility is shared between homeowners, planners, developers, and fire managers for the safety of all in the WUI.

Please visit to learn more about how to reduce the risk from wildfire for your home and your community.

List of Firewise Communities in Georgia

ArgyleClinch CountyArgyle
Asheland CoveTowns CountyYoung Harris
Autumn Ridge at the CreekTowns CountyHiawassee
Bell Creek EstatesTowns CountyHiawassee
Belvedere Island PlantationMcIntosh CountyTownsend
Bert Adams Scout CampNewton CountyCovington
Big Creek MountainGilmer CountyEllijay
CamakWarren CountyCamak
Camp Rainey MountainRabun CountyClayton
Camp RotaryHart CountyHartwell
Cedar Cliffs SubdivisionTowns CountyHiawassee
City of BowmanElbert CountyBowman
City of CanonFranklin CountyCanon
City of CarltonMadison CountyCarlton
City of Good HopeWalton CountyGood Hope
City of HiawasseeTowns CountyHiawassee
City of JeffersonJackson CountyJefferson
City of PendergrassJackson CountyPendergrass
City of Sky ValleyRabun CountyDillard
City of Young HarrisTowns CountyYoung Harris
Cloudland at Lookout MountainDade CountyLookout Mountain
Cloudland CanyonDade CountyTrenton
Crooked River State ParkCamden CountySaint Marys
Cumberland IslandCamden CountySaint Marys
Currahee ClubStephens CountyToccoa
Deerlick Astronomy VillageTaliaferro CountyCrawfordville
Denver York Lane CommunityRabun CountyTiger
DillardRabun CountyDillard
Dolphin Island PreservationLiberty CountyMidway
Double KnobGilmer CountyEllijay
Double Springs SettlementUnion CountyYoung Harris
FargoClinch CountyFargo
FFA-FCCLA CenterNewton CountyCovington
Flat Rock RidgeUnion CountyBlairsville
FlovillaButts CountyFlovilla
Fort MountainMurray CountyChatsworth
Fort YargoBarrow CountyWinder
Georgia BendCharlton CountySaint George
HamptonHenry CountyHampton
Hampton PlaceRabun CountyClayton
Hard Labor Creek State ParkMorgan CountyRutledge
Hardman Farm State Historic SiteWhite CountyClarkesville
Heathers CoveTowns CountyHiawassee
HephzibahRichmond CountyHephzibah
Hi River CountryTowns CountyHiawassee
Hiawassee OverlookTowns CountyHiawassee
High Falls State ParkMonroe CountyJackson
Highland Falls PreserveUnion CountyBlairsville
HobokenBrantley CountyHoboken
Indian Springs State ParkButts CountyFlovilla
Jarrell PlantationJones CountyJuliette
Jekyll IslandGlynn CountyJekyll Island
Johnson Terrace CommunityNewton CountyCovington
Kinderlou Forest Golf ClubLowndes CountyValdosta
Lake OglethorpeOglethorpe CountyArnoldsville
Lake Capri EstatesRockdale CountyConyers
Lake Forest Estates - Ramey MountainTowns CountyHiawassee
Lake LaceolaWhite CountyCleveland
Lake YonahHabersham CountyToccoa
Lakemont HighlandsRabun CountyLakemont
Leadpole Mountain Estates Property Owners AssociationWhite CountyCleveland
Leisure WoodsTowns CountyHiawassee
Madison RidgeTowns CountyHiawassee
MansfieldNewton CountyMansfield
Monastery of the Holy SpiritRockdale CountyStockbridge
Mountain Shadows CommunityWhite CountyCleveland
Mt. Pisgah/Mangum's Pride/Rain Tree POAFannin CountyBlue Ridge
NashvilleBerrien CountyNashville
Okefenokee NWRFolkston
OrchardHabersham CountyClarkesville
Panola MountainRockdale CountyStockbridge
Pine CrestTowns CountyYoung Harris
Pine KnotLumpkin CountyCleveland
PineywoodsHart CountyHartwell
Plantation VillasTowns CountyHiawassee
PorterdaleNewton CountyPorterdale
R-RanchLumpkin CountyDahlonega
Ray CityBerrien CountyRay City
Ridgeview Mountain POATowns CountyYoung Harris
River's EdgeGilmer CountyEllijay
Riverstone HeightsTowns CountyHiawassee
Riverwalk on the ToccoaFannin CountyMineral Bluff
Salem CommunityOglethorpe CountyStephens
Scarletts WayTowns CountyYoung Harris
ScoutlandHall CountyGainesvilles
Screamer MountainRabun CountyClayton
Shades of TigerRabun CountyTiger
SkylakeWhite CountySautee Nacoochee
Smithgall Woods State ParkWhite CountyCleveland
SoapstoneTowns CountyHiawassee
Spring CoveUnion CountyBlairsville
St. GeorgeCharlton CountySaint George
Sweetwater Creek State ParkDouglas CountyLithia Springs
Talking Rock CreekGordon CountyRanger
Tallulah FallsRabun CountyTallulah Falls
TalmoJackson CountyTalmo
Tate CityTowns CountyClayton
Tolomato IslandMcIntosh CountyDarien
Town of MaxeysOglethorpe CountyStephens
Town of NewbornNewton CountyNewborn
Town of TigerRabun CountyTiger
Trahlyta EstatesLumpkin CountyDahlonega
Turtle CoveJasper CountyMonticello
Walnut Mountain POA, Inc.Gilmer CountyEllijay
West Lake ClubHaralson CountyBremen
Wildcat Community, Inc.Pickens CountyBig Canoe
Wood Lake SubdivisionTowns CountyYoung Harris
WoodbineCamden CountyWoodbine
Young Harris CollegeTowns CountyYoung Harris
Young Harris MountainTowns CountyYoung Harris