What the Waldo Canyon Fire teaches us about pre-fire mitigation

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Sep 18, 2012 ReprintAs you’ve read earlier in our blog, following the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history, representatives from the Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) coalition toured areas of Colorado S impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire and analyzed the mitigation efforts initiated by the city’s fire department. During its visit in late July, the coalition learned first-hand how these neighborhoods implemented important safety mitigation practices that contributed to a number of success stories in the area.

NFPA's Fred Durso wrote an account of the team’s visit and we created a special reprint from the September/October 2012 issue of NFPA Journal®.

Download a copy of "Moving Toward a Fire Adapted Community" and learn more about what the coalition team discovered, and how coalition member organizations, including the Firewise Communities Program, are supporting residents in creating fire adapted communities across the country.