Protect Yourselves!

Summer is on its’ way and once again it’s time to think about wildfires in our area. As many of you know, we’ve already had several in the Florissant and surrounding areas and more in the Colorado Springs vicinity this year. It’s shaping up to  be a bad fire year for us, so we need to make sure we’re as prepared as we possibly can be. We can’t always prevent the fires, but we can minimize the damage they cause.

Fire mitigation is very important and it’s something that you need to spend some time thinking about if you haven’t already done so. It’s not a “one time” thing that you do, but rather an ongoing process to help maintain the safety of your home. Fire mitigation includes, but is not limited to, creating a defensible space. That means trimming trees correctly, keeping wood piles at a safe distance from your home, eliminating as many “flamable” items near your home as you can, and a variety of other items.

For information about fire mitigation and what you need to do to help insure the safety of your family and your home in case of a fire, check out the following links:

Protect you Home, Property & Forest from Wildfire – Colorado State Forest Service

Wildfire Mitigation – Boulder County

Wildfire Mitigation – CSFD – Colorado Springs

Wildfire Mitigation FAQ’s and Resources – FEMA.Gov

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