Fire Safety

importance of a fire-safe community

For the safety of our residents and nearby natural areas, we are committed to maintaining a fire-safe community utilizing Firewise USA's philosophy and tips. The ACC works in collaboration with the Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Department to take measures to reduce fire hazards and educate the community about how they can help.

Some of the most important ways that we work to reduce fire hazards include weed control in common area washes, brush clearance behind block walls and view fences, trail maintenance to create natural maintenance buffers, and educating the community about fire safety throughout the year. Residents are encouraged to trim back trees and vegetation that hangover walls and view fences bordering the washes; this is a critically important measure to protect homes in the event of a brush fire in the wash, as back yards serve as a buffer. More than 15 miles of manmade trails that wind through the community in natural areas also help to act as natural buffers.    

The Anthem community is proud to take ownership and responsibility for being fire-safe. Each year, we celebrate this by hosting the Bureau of Land Management fire and safety trailer during the annual Autumnfest event in October. With help from Smokey Bear, we use educational materials, videos and activities to promote fire safety. Topics include wildfire reduction, ways to fight fires, education about fire emergencies and more. 

 fire-safe community benefits
  • Creating firebreaks and maintenance buffers that help keep fires from advancing and endangering homes and lives;
  • Improving property values while reducing risk of loss;
  • Maintaining strong community relationships with local fire response staff;
  • Encouraging good neighborhood relationships - the more homes within a community that adopt fire-safe practices, the greater the impact on reducing the heat and speed of the fire; and
  • Offering peace of mind that a home is prepared to survive a wildfire in the event one should occur.

fire-safe resources

The Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical Department serves the northern part of the county, including all of Anthem and Black Canyon City.