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Sevier County, Tennessee contains 100’s of square miles of wildland urban interface (WUI), making residents and the thousands of tourists that visit each year vulnerable to the threat of wildfires. While fire is natural in our wooded landscapes, Sevier County is also threatened by human caused fires. This website offers information on how to be a Firewise homeowner and protect life and property in WUI areas.

Firewise USA is a federal program administered locally by the Tennessee Division of Forestry (TDF). This website is made possible with grant monies provided through education and hazard mitigation grants. Sevier County Firewise committees comply with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and ensures no person shall be excluded from participation in, or is denied the benefits of, or is subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, disability or national origin. If someone believes they have been discriminated against, please contact Julie Blaker through this website in order to file a formal greivance.

What local Firewise leaders say

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

David Puckett, Sevier County Fire Administrator

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Pete Jucker, Chalet Village Firewise

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Rick Brown, local TDF Fire Mitigation Specialist

How to start a local Firewise Committee.


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