Olympic Valley Recognized as a Firewise Community

Firewise USA® is a voluntary program that provides a framework to help neighbors get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community.

Over the last 6 months, a volunteer group of residents have been working on getting Olympic Valley recognized as a Firewise Community.  This required us to have a formal assessment done on the risks of a wildfire in our community, followed by the creation of an Action Plan on how to minimize these risk to our homes and community. This week we received notification that our application was accepted!

For more details on the program and to read the Olympic Valley Assessment and Action Plan you can click on the following link at the Squaw Valley Public Service website:
Firewise Program

There is also an excellent brochure on how to prepare your home from wildfires:How to Protect your Home from Wildfires

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer you can contact the organizers at ovfirewise@gmail.com
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