Leisuretowne, NJ, sets perfect example of a Firewise community

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Jun 10, 2015


The community of Lesiuretowne, NJ, has gone above and beyond as a Firewise community. Not only spreading the word about wildfire risk and safety in their own area, but they have dedicated themselves to creating a fire-adapted region in hopes that their efforts will ‘pay it forward’ by encouraging neighboring communities to become Firewise.

By implementing effective Firewise tools and resources, and working collaboratively with their state and local Fire Departments and Fire service agency volunteers, Lesiuretowne was able to identify their fire threat and create a number of projects including the removal of dead and diseased trees and home evaluations.

These efforts has cultivated a 99-percent participation rate for residents thus far and over 400 homes have had complete evaluations. But this is just the beginning.  

To read more about Leisuretowne’s efforts and successes, check out the full story in the Spring Firewise How-To Newsletter.