River’s Edge Estates has received our Firewise Certification signs have been posted in neighborhood. Also, we have joined the Community Association Watch and will be posting signs which note our participation in this program as well. Residents please participate in Firewise and learn the importance of cleaning up deadfall in our community.
Check out this information and learn more at FIREWISE.ORG
About the Firewise Communities Program
Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. Firewise is a key component of Fire Adapted Communities – a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action with comprehensive resources to help reduce risk.
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.
Wildfire Preparedness – Find out what the experts know about the best way to make your home and neighborhood safer from wildfire. From the basics of defensible space and sound landscaping techniques to research on how homes ignite (and what you can do about it), there are tips, tools and teachings you can use!
Share your knowledge with others using our Firewise Toolkit tip sheets, our Communicators’ Guide, or our videos and Public Service Announcements (PSAs).
FIREWISE PARTICIPATION UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 2019. Thanks to all of you who participated in our second Firewise cleanup of this year. We had more participants during this cleanup, than we have ever had before. The one day initial event had to be postponed, so that we could obtain more time and services to accommodate the increased number of homeowners who used this service.
Many thanks to Don Findell, who once again, coordinated this event for our community. As many of you are aware, the management of this event is more than making a phone call. Don personally is present to make sure that everything is done correctly, all debris is removed, and that the workers don’t miss any pickups in the neighborhood. Special thanks are also in order for Dan Libby and John Tarrou who worked long hours helping Don and Mario’s Tree Service in the chipping event.
Should you be unable to do the physical work and pick up debris on your property, but wish to improve the looks of your property and take advantage of our Chipping Days, you may call Jerry Hart at 706-502-3331. Jerry can secure the services of Promise Land Ministries personnel at a very reasonable cost to pick up debris and place it at the roadside for chipping. As the Association is providing the chipping service, this is an excellent way for you to have a low cost expense to have downed debris from your property removed and participate in this great event.
We would like to thank everyone who has realized the importance of this safety and beautification project. As always, we will continue to apply for grants to offset our expense as we continue our Firewise Program.