Colorado Rebuilds Fire Adapted Communities Workshop
During Colorado Wildfire Preparedness Week, the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition, in cooperation with Lowe's Home Improvement and local and state partners, will conduct a one hour community workshop with hands-on instruction about selecting the right construction materials for, and maintaining homes in, wildfire-prone areas.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Lowe's Parking Lot
4880 N. Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Kris Cooper, Colorado Springs Deputy Fire Marshal in charge of Construction Services, and Keith Worley, regional Firewise advisor, will conduct the workshop based on the latest wildfire building science research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and best practices from the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
The one-hour workshop will feature full-scale displays created by IBHS, which will be used to visually demonstrate the types of materials that perform best under wildfire conditions, as well as other materials and designs that would be more vulnerable during wildfires. Materials used to construct the displays were generously donated by Lowe's.
Representatives from Colorado Springs Together, the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, and local and state fire organizations will be on hand to answer questions and share information about local resources available to assist homeowners in preparing for, or repairing and rebuilding after a wildfire.
For more information about this initiative, please visit the Colorado Rebuilds Fire Adapted Communities Resource Page.
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Colorado Springs Together is an independent 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Colorado Springs Together is a community-driven volunteer effort, and is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The team members are distinguished citizens and business professionals in the community facilitating and coordinating a quick and effective rebuilding process for the neighborhoods devastated on June 26th by the fire. The donations received will go towards the activities required to help restore the lives and the neighborhoods affected by the fire at the same time maintaining a strong sense of community during the rebuilding process.