Firewise Communities

The Firewise Communities Program

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Brush, grass or forest fires don’t have to be disasters. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise Communities program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks.

The program is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, the US Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters.

To save lives and property from wildfire, NFPA’s Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire.


Grand County Wildfire Council would like to recognize Grand County’s Firewise Communities…

Pole Creek Meadows (Oct 2008)
Winter Park Highlands (Aug 2013)
The Valley at Winter Park (Dec 2013)
Homestead Hills (Dec 2014)
Ten Mile Creek (Aug 2016)
Mountain Shadow Estates (Fall 2017)

Communities with Firewise designations currently in progress:
Shadow Mountain Ranch POA
The Fairways at Pole Creek