Sunpeak Fire Safety Committee
- Jorge Velarde
- Chuck Mollard
- Roger Sawyer
- June Volk
- Gary Drage
If you would like a personal contact from a fire safety committee member, please contact the association manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Case of Fire
- Call 911 if you see a fire or smell smoke, (after checking announcements for prescribed burns.)
- The Sun Peak Evacuation route can be found on our website at https://www.sunpeak.org/fire/fire-evacuation-routes/
- Listen to authorities and evacuate when asked to do so.
- NO fireworks ever!
- NO campfires in common areas.
- Pile burning only when approved for do so by the Board.
- See Park City Fire District for current fire danger status.
Sunpeak Fire Safety Newsletters
Be Wildfire Safe
A web based interactive portal has been created for Sun Peak residents to obtain information on wildfire risks and increasing the fire resiliency of your property and our neighborhood. The Board strongly requests owners visit the portal: Creating a More Fire Resilient Community and adopt landscape and maintenance practices to protect Sun Peak neighborhoods. If making changes to your landscaping, or if you are willing to assist in cleaning up open spaces please contact the HOA manager for Design Guideline information at email@example.com.
Wildfire Risk and Fire Mitigation Project
Below are links to the final report on the wildfire assessment for the initial 312 acres of Sun Peak HOA open space and Sun Peak Fire program documentation.
- Wildfire Risk and Hazardous Fuels Assessment 1
- Wildfire Risk and Hazardous Fuels Assessment 2
- Sunpeak Wildfire Preparedness Plan
- Sunpeak Forest Health Assessment
- Sunpeak Fuels Reduction and Defensible Space Map
- Sunpeak Firewise Program Participant Letter
- Sunpeak Firewise Certificate
- Who is Firewise?
Fire Prevention and Fuels Reduction by Homeowners
- Go to videos in the Creating a More Fire Resilient Community portal to ensure you are prepared in case of a fire
- Call the Park City Fire Department to obtain a free fire risk assessment of your property. You can also call a licensed contractor such as Alpine Forestry
- Become Firewise Certified by adhering to the standards in the Creating a More Fire Resilient Community portal. Please be sure to watch the Preparing Yourself and Your Home information and watch the Ready, Set, Go videos included.
- Log your fire mitigation efforts on our tracking form below. It may help us to obtain grants.
Wildfire Mitigation Education Materials
Landscape Health, Noxious Weeds and Their Impact on Fire Risk
While we’re generally aware of the risks of fire from dead trees & their debris, we sometimes forget the risks imposed by lower grasslands and landscapes (ie, “Landcape Health”). Wildfire embers can ignite vegetation around your home and in common areas. Surface fires travel through fire fuels, including dried grasses and other ground litter. Improving overall Landscape Health is an important part of lowering your risk in the event of a wildfire. Key to that Health is the removal of noxious weeds.
According to Summit CWMA: “Noxious weeds have a number of negative impacts on the environment, wildlife, and pollinators. These species outcompete natives, reducing wildlife forage and shelter, and often increase erosion and fire risk. The Utah Weed Act requires all landowners, public and private, to control noxious weeds designated by their state and local governments. Controlling noxious weeds on your property is not only a legal responsibility, but a good neighbor policy. Weeds do not recognize land ownership boundaries; control of weeds on your land prevents them from becoming your neighbor’s problem.”
The following links provide resources for identifying and mitigating noxious weeds:
Fire Mitigation Efforts by Homeowners Tracking Form
To help the Sun Peak Community obtain grant money, please log any activity you have done to reduce fuels and enhance fire mitigation in the form below.