importance of a firewise community
In 2010, Anthem was named as a "Firewise Community" by the National Firewise Communities/USA. For safety, we are committed to maintaining Anthem's Firewise Community status. This means that the ACC works in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and the Daisy Mountain Fire Department to take measures to eliminate fire hazards and educate the community about how they can help.
Some of the most important ways that we work to eliminate fire hazards include weed control in common area washes and educating the community about fire safety throughout the year.
The Anthem community is proud to take ownership and responsibility for being fire safe. Each year, we celebrate this by hosting "Firewise Days" 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.
Read more about holiday safety and the "12 Days of Firewise."
- Creates defensible space that prevents fires from advancing and endangering homes and lives;
- Improves property values while reducing risk of loss;
- Maintains strong community relationships with local fire response staff;
- Encourages good neighbors - the more homes within a community that adopt “Firewise” practices, the greater the impact on reducing the heat and speed of the fire; and
- Offers peace of mind that a home is prepared to survive a wildfire in the event one should occur.