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Colorado Springs Buyer Agent Provides Tips for Preventing Fire

Team Up with a Colorado Springs Buyer Agent

Colorado Home Buyerʼs have been inquiring our Colorado Springs buyers agents about wildfires particularly in Colorado Springs, in light of the recent June 2012 fire. Although every area has itʼs natural disasters, there are some preventative measures that Colorado citizens can take to ensure their safety.  Teaming up with Colorado Springs Buyerʼs Agent can broaden your knowledge of how to deal with such situations.

Educate Yourself and Be Prepared

As always, preparedness is key for any emergency situation. It is important to have an emergency evacuation plan for your family, and practice it. The Colorado Springs, El Paso County Fire Department has several emergency divisions for which you can learn about your potential community. The Emergency Services Division is supported by over 150 volunteer responders. Each Colorado county, including El Paso, has an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which is responsible for providing public education for disaster and emergency preparedness. The Citizen Emergency Response Training is available to groups, organizations, businesses, communities, and neighbors who want to get together to learn how to prepare to face any situation.

Top 10 List for Maintaining Your Property & Preventing Fire

In addition to educating yourself, here are some fundamentals that Colorado residents can take to help prevent a fire:
1. Keep a buffer zone of at least 30 feet around your home.
2. Landscape around your home with fire resistant material and plants.
3. Trim tree branches; removing branches up to about 7 feet
4. Keep grass well-watered and cut low,
5. Store items that could easily catch fire at least 30 feet away from any structures,
6. Keep your roof, rain gutters, and yard clear of pine needles, leaves and other debris,
7. Make sure your home is accessible to emergency vehicles,
8. Recycle yard wast through mulching and composting instead of burning it,
9. Keep fire fighting equipment handy, including garden hoses and fire extinguishers.
10. Report fire immediately by calling 9-1-1.

Your Colorado Springs Buyerʼs Agent will have additional resources on how you can be responsible Colorado residents.

Also, contact your local offices of emergency management, as they have emergency and evacuation planning guides.