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Firewise Program

Fishhawk Lake participates in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firewise Program.  This program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. We do this by cleaning up dead and downed debris from the bushes and trees surrounding our houses.  For example: tree branches should be hanging no less than 6 feet from the ground to prevent a fire from jumping from the ground.  You can plant fire resistant plants near your house and keeping grass green is a big deterrent as well.  Keeping leaves off the roof and gutters is also a good preventive move.  We usually have 2 clean-up days a year in which we remove debris piles members have staged and take the material to the burn pile.  All of the hours spent doing this maintenance are kept track of by Kathy Cardona and she reports them to the Firewise program.   The lake is then given monies for those hours reported.


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