Firewise Op-Ed Serves as Guest Editorial in Florence, CO

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jun 22, 2011

With all of the recent and frequent wildfires we’re experiencing in Colorado, we in NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division and Firewise Communities Program took some time to work with the Colorado State Forest Service to develop an op-ed piece for local papers reminding communities about the important steps they can take to help safeguard their homes and property before a wildfire threatens their area.  We were thrilled to find The Florence Citizen published our comments in the “Opinion” section of their paper.  We want everyone to know that during this trying time, in many of these high risk areas, even the small things can make a huge difference. And when we join together with our neighbors, the benefits grow tenfold. 


See what you can do now and how the Firewise program can help. Also check out our “success stories” page on our Web site for ideas and tips from other communities that have joined in this effort.