Potawatomi Property Owners Association Firewise Community Logo

Potawatomi Property Owners Association Firewise Community Logo

Potawatomi is a Firewise Community. 

Firewise.org reports, “Scientific research has shown the effectiveness and benefits of implementing wildfire mitigation concepts across individual property boundaries and throughout communities.” The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program is a process that empowers neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Join the growing network of more than 1,028 recognized Firewise communities taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.

Check back often to learn more and schedule your Firewise activity. Check the Events Calendar for our upcoming Chipping Days in June and September.\ Click here to learn more about how to keep your property fire wise.

Firewise Practices

Firewise.org notes: “The Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) begins at your home and extends out 100 to 200 feet. Creating and maintain a fire-resistant HIZ reduces or eliminates fire hazards presented by vegetation and combustible construction. There are many things you can do to reduce your home’s ignition potential such as thinning or spacing vegetation, raking dead leaves and needles, and pruning shrubs and tree branches.  You can achieve a Firewise HIZ and maintain a shoreland buffer without removing all the vegetation from around your home.” IMG_0497
The most important person in protecting a house from wildfire is NOT a firefighter, but the property owner.

The most important person in protecting a house from wildfire is NOT a firefighter, but the property owner.

www.dnr.wi.gov/forestry/fire

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