Allen Becomes First Oklahoma Town to Be Recognized as a Firewise USA Community

Oklahoma City—Allen, OK will be officially recognized as Oklahoma’s first community to successfully complete the requirements for national fire protection recognition and be named a “Firewise USA Community” at a June 28 customer appreciation celebration.

John Burwell, State Forester for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry said Allen officials and homeowners worked together to assess fire danger and form plans to protect lives and property from wildfire.

“Everyone involved in the Firewise activities in Allen is doing an outstanding job in preparing for dealing with wildfire where wildland and urban areas interface,” he said.  “We also need to recognize their commitment to maintaining this program for the future since the threat of wildfire is something we expect to recur year after year.”

Allen officials created a local Firewise Board of Directors consisting of homeowners, fire professionals and city leaders.