FireSafe Helena

People living in Helena’s wildland-urban interface can and must take primary responsibility for wildfire safety actions around their home.  Through a community assistance grant from the city of Helena, TCFSWG will be launching a new risk assessment and education program in July-2023.  The program will offer free home ignition zone assessments and a variety of outreach and education programs.  Property owners are encouraged to submit an application for an assessment. Stay tuned for more exciting information! 

FireSafe Helena offers free home ignition zone assessments to evaluate and identify potential risks and vulnerabilities around the home and property that may increase the liklihood or risk of ignition during a wildfire.  The assessment provides recommendations for guiding mitigation efforts and investments in measures like defensible space, fire-resistant construction materials, and vegetation management that should be implemented BEFORE a wildfire.  Sign-up for yours today! 

By understanding risks homeowners can take appropriate actions to enhance their safety!

TriCounty FireSafe Working Group has launched a new program, “FireSafe Helena”, covering the highest risk area of Helena for the purpose of planning and preparing, so urban wildfires can occur in Helena without catastrophic loss.

In partnership with L&C County and the city of Helena Fire Department, FireSafe Helena has grant funding and technical assistance available for private landowners to ASSESS and REDUCE their risks to wildfire. Matching grant funds are available for qualified property owners who participate in a FREE home ignition zone safety visit (assessment).

Assessments focus on the home ignition zone; landscaping, home construction, slope, etc. If a risk reduction project is warranted, the assessment report will identify mitigation recommendations to reduce risks.

Yours and your neighbor’s risks may be shared… FireSafe Helena encourages neighboring property owners to work together If you (and your neighbors) are interested in scheduling a safety visit and learning more about how you can benefit from the program, go here FireSafe Helena for more information and the assessment application.