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The Redings Mill Fire Protection District (RMFPD) is a perfect example of how communities can work together to protect their homes and neighborhood structures from wildfire by applying some simple Firewise principles. In 2010, Redings Mill became a recognized Firewise community and through their continued efforts, they’ve inspired other Missouri communities to join in the effort.
Michele Steinberg, Firewise Communities Program Manager, says, “Redings Mill Fire Protection District has done an outstanding job creating a local Firewise Task Force and implementing Firewise principles. By preparing homes, structures, and landscapes before a wildfire occurs, Redings Mill Fire Protection District has dramatically increased the chance that homes and structures will be protected when a wildfire occurs.”
Redings Mill Fire Districts Assistant Chief Michael White concurred, stating, “Using the Firewise program to assess hazards, create and implement risk mitigation plans, and educate our communities about wildland fires has directly benefited our fire district residents by lowering the risk of wild land fires affecting their homes and property.”
Visit our Success Story page on our website to read the full story on Redings Mill Fire Protection District, and the steps they took to become a recognized Firewise community. For more information about Firewise and our Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program visit our website .
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