Firewise is a National program, adopted by Minnesota & Cook County. Firewise encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks.

Now Hiring – Firewise Coordinator

Cook County seeks applicants to provide professional services to coordinate Firewise activities in the county, in cooperation with the Cook County Firewise Committee, Cook County Community Wildfire Protection Plan coordinating committee, and partners in wildfire hazard mitigation.

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How can you become Firewise?

1. Become Educated

2. Clean up and dispose of flammable debris around structures and property

3. Always obtain a burning permit when required before starting planned fires.