NFPA's Firewise program celebrates 10 years: Timber Ridge in Prescott, Arizona

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 27, 2011

Jim Shannon and Darrell Willis

NFPA President Jim Shannon with Fire Chief Darrell Willis of Timber Ridge in Prescott, AZ

http://www.firewise.org/NFPA's Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program celebrates 10 years, and honors our nine original pilot sites for their continued efforts in reducing wildfire risks.

During Opening Session at the 2011 Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference in Denver, Colorado, the community of Timber Ridge in Prescott, Arizona was awarded an award distinguishing it as one of the original pilot communities.

Timber Ridge, the very first Firewise Community site, is a neighborhood at the southwestern border of Prescott, Arizona adjacent to the Prescott National Forest. Construction on the available 443 lots began there in the early 1980s and continues today, with about 370 homes completed. Homes are close enough together in Timber Ridge to affect each other should a wildfire occur.

Read a full description of Timber Ridge’s work to remain a Firewise Community over the last 10 years