CITY FIRE SAFETY LIAISONS CAN ASSISIT INTERESTED NEIGHBORHOODS IN MALIBU WITH GETTING FIREWISE USA RECOGNITION
A factor that insurance companies must consider for discounts under new Dept. of Insurance “Safer from Wildfires” regulations
Firewise USA is a free, voluntary program to encourage and assist neighbors to work together in improving wildfire safety and resilience in their neighborhoods. The program provides a simple framework to follow for organizing, planning, and taking action to attain set goals to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. Any neighborhood, HOA, POA, condominium complex, or mobile home park with more than 8 but less than 2500 dwelling units is eligible to apply for recognition status.
In addition to several items targeted in the City’s Home Wildfire Hardening program, becoming a recognized Firewise USA community is one of the factors that insurance companies must consider for discounts under new Department of Insurance Safer from Wildfires regulations. See the regulations.
As CAL FIRE designated Regional Coordinators, the Fire Safety Liaisons can help interested neighborhoods through the entire application process to attain Firewise USA recognition. For more information on the Firewise USA Recognition program, visit the website.
For further questions or to schedule an meeting for your neighborhood, email Fire Safety Liaison Bradley Yocum at BYocum@MalibuCity.org.