Payson, Pine-Strawberry residents: How concerned are you about wildfire?

Young and Pleasant Valley: How would you rate your home, business or property at risk of wildfire?

Water Wheel and Beaver Valley Fire District residents: What actions do you take each year to prepare for fire season?

Hellsgate, Whispering Pines and Houston Mesa residents: Are your local fire districts, the Forest Service, and community ready to confront a large wildfire?

Everyone … what fire mitigation/prevention measures are needed in your community, and how would you prefer to receive information during a wildfire emergency (text, email, voicemail, Facebook post)?

Please take 5 (five) minutes to share your experience and thoughts through this convenient online survey:

First published in 2010, updated in 2015, Southern Gila County’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan is being updated again this year – and needs a lot more input from local residents of Rim Country and northern Gila County fire districts. The survey deadline is July 9, and emergency planners need many more responses.

It just takes a few minutes to complete online at this link:

Also easy to find (in fact, it’s the second suggested link) when you search the web using keywords “surveymonkey North Gila County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).”

And if that’s too difficult, you’re welcome to email with a subject line reading “North CWPP survey link, please?” and Celena will email the direct link for your convenience.

North Gila County’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan exists in response to the Healthy Forests Restoration Act for at-risk cities and communities in southern Gila County.

Written and edited by fire and emergency management professionals, the plan has been updated and fine-tuned at each five-year mark. Objectives for 2021 include updating community hazards and values at risk, invite suggestions for local activities that could reduce the threat of wildfires, and ways we can improve public and firefighter safety.

Local residents – that’s where you come in.

The 2021 update of our CWPP invites local communities to address their wildfire risk by evaluating wildfire risks and coming up with options for mitigating those risks. Gila County wants to know your concerns and your ideas for how we can improve the plan and make our community more resilient to wildfire.

The survey takes less than 10 minutes, and your input is extremely valuable in helping us to create an effective Community Wildfire Protection Plan localized to northern Gila County.

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