This new guide, developed by NFPA®'s Firewise Communities® program, seeks to help create Firewise communities from the ground up. The Safer from the Start: A Guide to Firewise-Friendly Developments Pamphlet provides developers of new communities and residents of existing community associations with a tool they can use to integrate Firewise concepts into design and development, as well as their covenants, conditions and restrictions and architectural rules. Safer from the Start, which references NFPA standards for fire protection infrastructure and fire-resistant construction and landscaping, will be a useful tool for community associations throughout the U.S. (Softbound, 40 pp., 2009)
When using this Pamphlet, you may want to consider the Be Firewise Around Your Home Brochure, Becoming a Recognized Firewise Community/USA® Brochure, and the Becoming a Firewise Community/USA Video (DVD/VHS). In addition, you may want to consider ordering a copy of NFPA 1141: Standard for Fire Protection Infrastructure for Land Development in Suburban and Rural Areas, 2008 Edition.
Audience: Firewise State Liaisons, Developers, Planners, Homeowners, Insurance Professionals