Savannah Lakes Village receives 10-year Firewise Communities award

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 14, 2013

Savannah Lakes Village
During the opening session of NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond conference in Salt Lake City, Michele Steinberg presented a 10-year anniversary award to four representatives from Savannah Lakes Village, South Carolina. The team was honored for having been recognized as a Firewise Community ten years ago – and maintaining that recognition for the past decade.

From left: NFPA’s Michele Steinberg, Michael Bozzo, Rose Rudden, Steve Moore, and Bill Wiley.

“The success of Firewise is measured not only in the number of communities that engage initially,” said Michele, “but also in the sustainability of the program over time.” She said that over the past 12 years, some 1,200 communities have entered the program and a full 80% of them have continued their recognition, “staying on the path to greater wildfire safety.”