For Immediate Release
Reno, Nevada. Sept. 15, 2014. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) congratulates the residents of Estates at Mt. Rose subdivision on the completion and acceptance of their Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) which is the first within the District.
To complete a CWPP, wildfire risk to a community within the Wildland-Urban Interface areas must first be decreased. The CWPP for the Estates at Mt. Rose was developed in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.
The Act was established in 2003 to provide assistance to communities to prevent the impacts of a wildfire within the community. The goal is to encourage communities to make sure their homes are prepared and protected during a wildfire.
“If you drive by the Estates at Mt. Rose community, you can easily see how their efforts have paid off but ongoing funding is essential to keeping the community protected from the effects of a wildfire event,” said TMFPD Fire Chief Charles Moore.
The completion and acceptance of the CWPP will enable residents of the Estates at Mt. Rose to apply for State and Federal funding to support their goals for vegetation management and wildfire protection.
For information on Community Wildfire Protection Planning, visit the Living with Fire website at http://www.livingwithfire.info/cwpp .
Communities interested in preparing their own CWPP can call Fire Marshal Amy Ray for information at (775) 326-6005.