The Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church Emergency Preparedness Group (EPG) is a 2020 national award winner in the wildfire mitigation arena and has conducted numerous risk reduction projects. Since the EPG’s inception in 2012, they have organized and/or conducted 48 mitigation workdays assisting over 30 individual homeowners and provided support to 3 neighborhood chipping days to help about 60 more homeowners. In 2021, the EPG conducted a free Neighborhood Ambassadors course with 14 neighborhood groups across Colorado to help motivated residents to inform and organize neighbors and implement projects in their own neighborhoods. Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church EPG serves the Pikes Peak area.
- Community engagement
- Resident and Community Mitigation
- Safety and Evacuation