Harris Park Metro District Firewise Program
Residents Helping Residents
The Harris Park Metro District Firewise Program works in conjunction with Fire Adapted Bailey (FAB) https://www.fireadaptedbailey.org/ and Platte Canyon Fire Department (PCFD) to help residents reduce risks from fires through property mitigation and the use of emergency green reflective address signs. The mitigation program uses a five-step process to develop an action plan that guides residents in their risk reduction, while using local experts and local volunteers for the mitigation process. The emergency green reflective address signs are the current preferred address signs from the Platte Canyon Fire Department. The signs help PCFD and other first responders find you in the event of an emergency. HPMD currently offers the green reflective address signs, custom with your address numbers, either installed on your property or completed sign alone.
4 Common Myths of the Firewise Program
Myth 1: Mitigating will leave you treeless.
Truth: YOU choose which trees to remove or top, based on the recommendations.
Myth 2: Firewise is an HOA.
Truth: Harris Park does not have an HOA, and Firewise is completely optional.
Myth 3: It is Expensive to Mitigate.Truth: Firewise is a volunteer program that for which everyone can receive the benefits.
Myth 4: You have to cut down every tree.
Truth: You choose how to mitigate your property, everything is only a suggestion.
What Does It Mean to be A Firewise Community? https://www.fireadaptedbailey.org/firewise.html
Since 2002, The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Join the growing network of more than 1200 recognized Firewise communities across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.
Communities develop an action plan that guides their residential risk reduction activities, while engaging and encouraging their neighbors to become active participants in building a safer place to live. Neighborhoods throughout the United States are embracing the benefits of becoming a recognized Firewise Community – and you can too!
READY, SET, GO! http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/
Both Platte Canyon Fire District and Elk Creek Fire District (which covers several communities in North Park County) encourage all of us to know what to do in case a wildfire threatens our homes.
PARK COUNTY CODE RED® PROGRAM
Register your phone number(s) at www.parkco.us (click on the Code RED® button on the right side of the home page) to receive emergency notifications.
Emergency Green Reflective Address Signs:
Complete, Print and Mail order form and payment to:
2154 Shelton Dr., Bailey, CO 80421
Or contact: Beth Bratz 303-838-7633
Gail Stokes 303-838-5871 firstname.lastname@example.org