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