Mitigation Moment: Prescott Fire Department
Since the inception of the curbside chipping program in Prescott, the Prescott Fire Department has removed over 4,114 tons of slash from their WUI areas.
In 2003 the City of Prescott initiated a curbside chipping program for slash removal as the Prescott Fire Department stood up a Type II Wildland Crew. Since the inception of the program 17 years ago, the department has removed over 4,114 tons of slash from their wildland-urban interface areas. Over the past year alone, the department has completed 813 individual prescription chipping jobs that have netted 242.63 tons of debris from homes and other projects.