Yesterday, May 5th, the DBCNA held a Wildfire Defense Forum on the Dominican campus. Those who attended remarked that it was an exceptionally worthwhile event, providing highly useful information.
Now your Neighborhood Association will proceed with applying for a FireWise Certification for Dominican Black Canyon. This certification will benefit our community in, at a minimum, several ways, e.g., the advantages of discounted property insurance rates, the protection from blanket termination of insurance, and continuation of chipper days, to name a few.
The next important step toward FireWise certification is documenting that the neighborhood has already made efforts towards reducing fire risk. These efforts can be either monetary or time-related. Any time or money spent toward fire risk reduction counts.
In order to qualify for FireWise certification, DBCNA needs to document outlay of approximately $23,000 total for the entire neighborhood in 2017 (about $24 per household). Time logged in fire reducing efforts are logged at $24 per hour (the federal volunteer hourly rate). We need your help in documenting that we have reached the FireWise required cumulative total. You can do this by sending the DBCNA your expenditures from 2017 that will easily allow us to reach that number!
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Please submit this form of estimated expenses or time spent towards reducing fire risk for your property in calendar year 2017.