Sleepy Hollow Receives Firewise Community Recognition
Sleepy Hollow is Now a Firewise Community!
Sleepy Hollow was accredited as a Firewise Community for 2016 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in recognition of specific activities and projects related to hazardous vegetation removal, community events and training, and long term planning and preparedness goals that will dramatically reduce the risk of wildfire for all residents and visitors to Sleepy Hollow. Firewise Communities may receive specific benefits, such as discounts on homeowners insurance for residents, and access to grant funding opportunities for future hazard reduction projects.
Since 2002, The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. In 2016, Sleepy Hollow became one of more than 1300 recognized Firewise Communities in the US, taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.
Using a five-step process, 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!
Scientific research has shown the effectiveness and benefits of implementing wildfire mitigation concepts across individual property boundaries and throughout communities.
Congratulations to all residents who have participated in Firewise activities in Sleepy Hollow to help us achieve this milestone!
Learn more at www.shfpd.org/firewise.