Sundance, Utah was already part of a regional fire advisory council in the late 1990s when they experienced a local fire and found out about the Firewise program. To meet the challenge of sustaining action over the long term, the Council has found that things work best when driven by volunteer homeowners. When neighbors help develop ideas and lead projects, more community members are likely to participate.
This commitment has lead to Sundance celebrating their 10th anniversary with NFPA's Firewise Communities/USA® program. They are also one of nine pilot sites being honored at 2011 Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference for their continued effort.