Lauren Backstrom

Firewise success story: Keowee Key, South Carolina

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on Feb 11, 2013

Keowee Key South Carolina
South Carolina Forestry and the Keowee Fire Department have worked together since 2005 to deliver wildland fire safety messages to residents, while helping them to increase their preparedness. Keowee Key was the second community to gain Firewise Communities/USA® recognition status in South Carolina, and since then, an additional four communities within the Keowee Fire District have received national Firewise recognition! The Keowee Lake region, on the far-western edge of the state, has a high proportion of natural land and can be relatively dry and windy, putting it at risk for bush fires.

Read the complete story of Keowee Key's success, and find out how your community can become Firewise as well!