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Firewise Program

Firewise is a nationally recognized program that shows homeowners what they can do to increase their chances of surviving a wildfire. 
The Socorro County Fire Marshal's office will be working with individuals and communities to help them make their homes Firewise.

Being Firewise

Firewise is a nationally recognized program that helps communities and:
  • Creates defensible space that prevents fires from advancing and endangering home and lives.
  • Improves property value while reducing risk of loss.
  • Improves community relationships with local fire staff, since firefighters can concentrate their efforts on fighting wildfires rather than devoting often limited resources to protecting homes- which may ultimately be lost if the fire can’t be contained.
  • Encourages good neighbors, since the more homes within a community that adopt “Firewise” practices, the greater the impact on reducing the heat and spread of fire.
  • Offers peace of mind, knowing that your home is prepared to survive a wildfire in the event one should occur.
When a wildfire is approaching, firefighters have no choice but to drive right past homes that cannot be saved, and put their resources into defending homes that can be saved.

 Key Contacts

198 Neel Avenue
Socorro NM 87801

 Important Links

Michael A. Hawkes,
Jan 6, 2016, 7:27 AM
Michael A. Hawkes,
Dec 5, 2016, 10:42 AM
Executive Assistant,
Dec 16, 2019, 11:29 AM
Executive Assistant,
Nov 16, 2020, 8:56 AM
Executive Assistant,
May 25, 2021, 6:09 AM