Fire Break Survey sweepstakes winner focuses on community action

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Jun 8, 2016

We asked and you answered.  In May, we asked the readers of NFPA’s monthly Fire Break newsletter to share their thoughts and use of Fire Break with us in a survey.  We want to thank all those who took the time to help us make Fire Break an even better source for wildfire news, research, and community success.


The survey also had a $25 gift card sweepstakes and we’re happy to announce that the winner was Paulette Church, of Durango, Colorado.  I spoke with Paulette – who is also the contact for the Falls Creek Ranch Firewise Community – and she shared with me what the gift certificate will go towards. comm photo pulled 8June16 IMG_5640-300x224.jpgPaulette said, “We have our Stihl chain saws sharpened at ACE and buy bar oil, new chains and bars as needed at Kroger’s ACE Hardware.  This card will help pay for some sharpening or replacement parts for our volunteer Chain Saw Gang that takes down our beetle trees and other unhealthy trees on our ranch of 940 acres with 840 acres of common property."


She went on to explain that, “This is a great way to thank our volunteers and help them keep their chain saws in top working order."


Congratulations to Paulette for the sweepstakes win and all those Chain Saw Gang volunteers in the Falls Creek Ranch Firewise Community who are making a real mitigation difference in their community.


Photo Credit:, pulled 8 June 16, Falls Creek Ranch Homeowners Association | A Working Ranch Community ….


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