Firewise- We need community support!
To all Summit Park Homeowners,
It is our intention to help provide a fire safe neighborhood by educating homeowners and encouraging best Firewise practices around your home. Developing and maintaining a defensible space reduces the probability of home ignition during a wildland fire. Simple things can be easily done like: relocating firewood from under your deck, cleaning pine needle debris from your roof and limbing up and removing dead trees with in 100’ of your house. This is solely the responsibility of each homeowner. Not doing so, may directly impact your neighbor during a wildland fire. The Summit Park homeowners association, in conjunction with state and federal agencies, is currently pursuing recognition in a federally sponsored program firewise/usa.org . This program promotes neighborhood involvement by championing guidance and funding. It is our job to development and implement fuel mitigation and fire prevention projects. One of the criteria in becoming a recognized Firewise Community is to have an annual $2 per capita investment. Investing in local Firewise actions proves that our community takes wildfire safety seriously. We are asking you to keep track and submit any hours worked in reducing the probability of a fire or its spread. This includes work done around your home, loaned or rented equipment and contracted work. A more detailed description of the Firewise best practices can be viewed on the above provided link or by going to fire information on the website.
Please send me the hours or cost of work done to help with this effort at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will be happy meet with you to evaluate your lot and provide recommendations and options for reducing your home ignitability risk.
Fire & Safety Information Coordinator
Summit Park HOA