Survivable Space Initiative
Homeowners, like this couple on the left, who improve the safety of their home and property from wildland fire may receive recognition from the city.
The Survivable Space Initiative works to create survivable spaces, meaning they are more likely to withstand a wildfire without intervention and direct protection by fire fighters. During a large wildfire event, fire fighting resources may not be able to protect all properties.
Rapid City homeowners who meet minimum standards in protecting their property from wildland fire may receive the Survivable Space Initiative recognition which includes a plaque to post on the property and a certificate.
Homewoners in high risk areas may also request a chipper and crew remove piles of smaller wildfire fuels in their community. To learn more, click here.
Lieutenant O'Connor is happy to speak with homeowners associations or neighborhood groups about the Survivable Space Initiative.