Gatlinburg Earns Firewise USA Designation

The city of Gatlinburg has joined five Blount County communities that have earned Firewise USA designations from the National Fire Protection Association.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry announced Tuesday that Gatlinburg had earned the recognition by conducting wildfire hazard assessments and developing plans to address safety concerns with guidance from the Gatlinburg Fire Department, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry. read more >>