Mirrormont’s Firewise Program

As wildfires began to be of concern in Western Washington in 2015, the MCA formed a Firewise Committee, which worked with King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks to develop a 51-page Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Mirrormont (click to view) and become an official Firewise USA® community: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA/Become-a-Firewise-USA-site

We had a smoky taste of wildfire hazards in Western Washington during the summer of 2020, bringing more awareness to our community’s risk. And during the Heat Dome in June 2021, the Maple Hills-Cedar Hills wildfire blazed for several days—only 2.3 miles from Mirrormont “as the spark flies.” Wildfire smoke filled the skies for many days again in August 2021.

 

To learn about wildfire patterns in our area, view King Conservation District (KCD)’s 36-minute webinar, “Managing Wildfire Risk to Western Washington Communities”, which addresses the wildfire pattern in Western Washington, what to look for when assessing your home and community for wildfire risk, and ways to make your home more wildfire resilient.

Free Voluntary Residential Wildfire Risk Assessments

The MCA encourages you to complete a self-assessment of your home before the start of hot and dry summer weather using the checklist that can be found here (attached pdf). After completing this checklist, you can contact Mike Lasecki at 425-529-4812 or michael.lasecki@kingcd.org for a free consultation on how to address the areas of your home that need work to improve its wildfire resiliency.

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