Lauren Depew

Firefighters from Lakeside, Arizona prepare for this year’s wildfire season through IAFC’s “Ready, Set, Go!” Program

Blog Post created by Lauren Depew Employee on Mar 19, 2012
Lakeside AZ
Arizona has suffered disastrous effects from some of the worst wildfires they’ve seen in the past 10 years. Lakeside, Arizona is taking precautionary measures to help prevent such damage in the future.  Photo from Ahwatukee Foothills News

One of the hardest lessons to learn during a wildfire is that firefighters cannot be everywhere and save every home. To this end, one Arizona community took responsibility for making their own homes as fire-resistant as possible. Working with their local fire department, the neighborhood of Lakeside developed a strategy to combat the imminent threat that this year’s wildfire season presents, and includes the implementation of the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program.

Read the full story about Lakeside and the steps they took to become a recognized Firewise community.

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