What is Firewise?


Firewise Certification is a program of NFPA that is awarded to communities that meet targets for dollars/hours spent on wildfire mitigation based on the number of homes in the community and conduct an annual community day that includes education and volunteer work. It also requires a community wildfire risk assessment. (See Firewise.org for more detailed information)




Why should we become a Firewise community?


People who work with experts to learn about wildfire and take action start to see results quickly. Knowing that they are using the best information available and actually taking steps to reduce the risk of damage from fire helps people start to feel safer in their environment and in their homes. Having a plan for what to do in the event of a fire helps people become calmer and more prepared to act quickly. Benefits include stronger consideration of grant applications and better insurance rates from certain providers in certain states (although none currently in Colorado).




How can I be involved?


The work will involve several planning meetings as well as some data gathering. The wildfire risk assessment will be done by the Fire Department. If you are interested in helping Glen Haven becoming more wildfire ready, or would like to know more let us know by emailing cheif@ghavfd.org




Where can I view our Risk Assessment?


The risk assessment can be viewed here: https://www.ghavfd.org/wildfire-risk-assessment





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