Colorado is still recovering from the most destructive and expensive wildfire in its history, the Waldo Canyon Fire, and according to state forestry and fire officials, this threat will only continue in the coming years.
As you may have read in our previous blog posts, members of the Fire Adapted Communities coalition organized a series of workshops last September for Colorado residents titled "Colorado Rebuilds Fire Adapted Communities" and a firefighter "train the trainer" workshop just last month. Both events were aimed at providing resources and information, and the steps that communities can take to help stem the threat of future wildfire damage in their area.
FAC member organization, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), features a short, but informative audio clip on their website from Colorado Public Radio that emphasizes Fire Adapted Communities and its role in helping Colorado residents move forward with the rebuilding of their communities.
Listen to the audio clip at the bottom of IBHS' web page.
Fire Adapted Communities connects residents with national programs, resources and organizations that can help them address their community's specific wildfire mitigation needs. Learn more about what Fire Adapted Communities can do to help your community reduce its wildfire risk by visiting their website at www.fireadapted.org.