As you've probably heard me say before, I thought it would be great to share with all of you, NFPA's list of the "Top 7 Benefits to Becoming Firewise." It's been a tough season this year, especially in the west where states are experiencing severe drought, and increased and intense wildfires across the region. So, I say, what the heck, what are we all waiting for? C'mon one and all, there's no better time than now to start working on ways to reduce our neighborhood's wildfire risk and become a recognized Firewise/USA site! Won't you join us?
With a blast of a trumpet, I introduce the third benefit to becoming Firewise. It's great, and one that I know will mean a lot to all residents out there in high-risk wildfire areas. (hint: take a look at the image to your right.)
Now read the benefit below then head to our Firewise site for more information about wildfire safety mitigation and the Firewise recognition program. Interested in the other benefits? Check out my first and second blog posts that reference some of the other great reasons why being Firewise is so important!
Benefit # 3: Peace of Mind
People who work with experts to learn about wildfire and take action, start to see results quickly. Knowing that they are using the best information available and actually taking steps to reduce the risk of damage from fire helps people start to feel safer in their environment and in their homes. Having a plan for what to do in the event of a fire helps people become calmer and more prepared to act quickly.
Tell us how being Firewise has given you and your neighbors more peace of mind. We'd love to share your story with others who are working to reduce their wildfire risk and heading towards their recognition status, Give us a holler today!