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Black Forest Firewise Program

What is a Firewise USA Community

The Firewise Community program is a nationally recognized initiative administered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This program aims to encourage and empower neighborhoods to take proactive measures to mitigate wildfire risks and prepare for emergencies. Within our community, we have made a commitment to adapt and live with the potential threat of wildfires, and to foster a collaborative approach to risk reduction among neighbors. By promoting community-wide participation in wildfire mitigation efforts, Firewise Communities are making significant strides towards reducing wildfire risk and increasing preparedness.

The benefits of being a Firewise Community are:


Black Forest Fire Rescue performs Firewise assessments free of charge to our local property owners.

To request a Firewise assessment please fill out the form below.  Appointments are preferred on the weekends: however, we can adjust if needed.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 719-435-4300.

We will contact you to confirm the inspection date and time. The results will be sent back to you either by email or you may pick up a hard copy at Station 1, within 2 business days after the inspection.


Firewise Assessment Request Form 

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Please click the link below for helpful information on preparing for your assessment.

2021 Defensible space guide for homeowners.pdfWildfire Risk Reduction Safety Tips.pdfHow to Prepare your home.pdfBFFR 2022 homeowner assessment form.pdf


The links below are for the Ready, Set, Go program and will help you prepare for an evactuation. 

Ready, Set , Go! Wildland Fire Action Plan (English)

Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Action Plan (Spanish)

Ready, Set, Go! Red Flag Warning Information 

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