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

Watch Oshkigin Spirit of Fire, a short film highlighting the deep, reciprocal relationship between Native Americans and the land along with the role fire plays in that relationship.

How can you become Firewise?

1. Become Educated.

2. Reduce the risk of ignition to your home and property.

3. Stay informed.

Brush Disposal and Burn Permits

*Always obtain a burning permit when required before starting planned fires*

Other Cook County Firewise Web Pages