Report Fire Mitigation Work

A Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) representative (Ashley Whitworth) informed us at our 2019 Annual Meeting that they expect less resources for the Firewise program going forward, based on the amount of debris they chipped in 2018.  

Fortunately, the formula used to measure the amount of woodland fire mitigation includes another factor that we can affect.  We should document the amount of time we are spending doing fire mitigation in our yards -- whether that is removing dead trees, shrubs and branches, removing vegetation that is too close to our houses or overhanging our homes, or simply  pulling mulch back from our foundations. Please consider submitting your "volunteer" fire mitigation hours to us so we may consolidate and provide them to the Fire Department Firewise office.

Simply drop us a quick email to with your address, the type of work you did (e.g., "trimming and pruning"), the date(s) involved and the approximate number of hours you spent. We'll make sure the Fire Department gets it in time to add to their documentation of the Firewise wildfire mitigation program.

Thanks in advance for helping keep Discovery a beautiful, neat and SAFE community!