According to a Vail Daily article, Colorado is ranked third in the nation with homes located in areas of high wildfire risk. With this risk comes responsibility for homeowners to educate themselves about how to reduce their risk and take action to complete wildfire safety projects. The Colorado Realtor's first project was creating a guide to inform homeowners about their risk and define steps that could be taken to reduce their risk of loss through “Project Wildfire”.
Reading through the Colorado Realtor’s website I noticed that they wanted to develop other incentives for encouraging residents to get involved in mitigation efforts including, “Support the idea of creating incentives (tax deductions or credits, lower interest rates) for residents who provide evidence of voluntary wildfire safety compliance.”
The article described how homeowners can make a significant difference by completing wildfire safety project work, in not only improving their home’s survivability but also providing for the safety of responding firefighters. Learn more about how you can create effective changes and improve the survivability of your neighborhood by visiting the Firewise USA ® site and share your success story with us here.
Photo credit: Wildfire safety project work in Mosca, Colorado submitted by Anna Dvorak.