Colorado moves toward fire adapted communities after destructive wildfire

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Sep 10, 2012

Following the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history, representatives from the Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) coalition toured Colorado Springs to analyze the Waldo Canyon Fire’s impacts and learn how the community had prepared itself. On September 13, the coalition will host a “Colorado Rebuilds Fire Adapted Communities” press event, followed by three local workshops for residents to learn more about how they can prepare for and adapt to living with wildfire in their area. 

Firewise and IBHS experts will conduct one-hour community workshops with hands-on instruction about selecting the right construction materials for, and maintaining homes in, wildfire-prone areas. Workshops will be held at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in:

  • Fort Collins, 4227 Corbett Drive, Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Littleton, 5258 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Colorado Springs, 4880 N. Nevada Avenue, Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11:00 a.m.

Media are invited to attend these workshops. Officials from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, Fire Adapted Communities and Lowe’s will be on hand to answer questions about the instructional content as well as offer additional advice and guidelines to reduce wildfire risk.