Interagency Fire Prevention Team. Utah!. Major Team Accomplishments July 10-July 26. Theatre Slides Grocery Bag flyers (Smiths/Albertsons) Fire-Resistant Plant List “Firewise 2000” PPT Presentation “Train the Trainer” for Fire Depts. Presentation to Park City FD
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Major Team AccomplishmentsJuly 10-July 26 • Theatre Slides • Grocery Bag flyers (Smiths/Albertsons) • Fire-Resistant Plant List • “Firewise 2000” PPT Presentation • “Train the Trainer” for Fire Depts. • Presentation to Park City FD • Contacts with Homeowners Associations • Media Releases • Days of ’47 Rodeo
To reduce the occurrence of human-caused fires and develop Firewise communities: Objectives • Continue to increase awareness of existing fire hazards in the interface along the Wasatch Front. • Continue to distribute Fireworks safety posters and flyers to target fireworks vendors and users. • Continue to re-establish contact with Tooele County fire managers. • Develop and coordinate key messages to be used statewide for current fire season – “Days of ’47,” Labor Day, and Hunting Season. • Provide interagency expertise in public relations and outreach to develop Firewise communities.
Distribute Firewise Community materials • Post fire hazard/fire restriction information • Distribute fireworks/smokey messages • theaters • grocery stores/garden stores • fire departments • homeowners associations • media • web sites • community information centers • public events Tactics
It's Your Home It’s Your Responsibility BE FIRE WISE! www.firewise.org Theatre Slides
Please Be Careful With Fire Preventing Wildfires is Everyone’s Responsibility Theatre Slides
Distributed “survivable space” flyer: • Smiths–Ogden to Provo along the East Bench • Albertsons • Gas Stations/Convenience Stores on Wasatch • Red Hawk HA/Park City • Developed and distributed “plant list”: • Home Depot • Nurseries • Red Butte Garden Arboritum Grocery Bags/Plant List
Firewise PPT Presentation COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Contacted and distributed materials to: • Bountiful Fire Department • Sandy Fire Department • Salt Lake City Fire Department • Salt Lake County Fire Department • Stansberry Fire Department • Terra Fire Department • Tooele Fire Department • Park City Fire Department • Vernon Fire Department Fire Departments
Gave materials/made presentations to: • Elk Creek HA/Woodland Hills • Emmigration Canyon HA • North Fork FAC/Sundance • Red Hawk HA/Park City • Contacted: • Christmas Meadows • Eagle Landing • Hobble Creek • Silver Lake • Soapstone Summer HA Homeowners Assn.
Sent out news releases statewide • Contacted local TV stations for feature article on “How Fire Managers Assess Fire Danger” • Fire/Fireworks Restrictions • Defensible Space • “Train the Trainer” • High Fire Danger • Lack of Resources Media Contacts
SHORT TERM: • Pursue video shoot with Karl Malone • Include fire danger rating graphic in newspapers • Pursue article in local papers on assessing fire danger Suggestions for Continuation LONG TERM: • Improve fire danger signs into Emmigration Canyon and along I-80 to Summit County • Look into developing local fire coops • Continue contacts with homeowners • Develop evacuation procedures • Ban fireworks sales with fireworks restrictions
Our thanks to all the people at the Salt Lake City BLM office for their support and cooperation throughout our assignment! Special thanks to: Jay, Roger, Jeff, Katie, and Stacey Utah Interagency Fire Prevention Team