Residents of the Falls Creek Ranch Homeowners Association in Colorado may be able to breathe a little easier during wildfire season because they have come together to help fireproof their community with grants and help from Firewise, a national program that promotes wildfire safety. "Implementation of the plan is a work in progress," said Pam Wilson, director of Firewise of Southwest Colorado. "But recognition comes because they have a plan approved by the Colorado State Forest Service and Firewise, spend at least $2 per resident per year on fire-mitigation measures and hold an annual work day or educational event."

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