Firewise Team

A burn permit is required from the Tennessee Division of Forestry between October 15 to 15 May. Please go to Link below, "Burn Safe TN" to obtain a permit.


Thank you to the entire Firewise Team,  and all the neighbors who helped us as a community for taking on chores around their home and throughout the community. Because of the involvement of Chelaque Estates, we are once again in good standings for the 2020 National Firewise USA® Program Certification of Recognition.

Burn Permit

Through National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Chelaque became a registered National Firewise USA® Community in 2018.

NFPA's Firewise USA® program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together to give homeowners a better chance to survive a wildfire and to prevent losses.

There are three areas around our home that can help reduce the wildfire threat within Chelaque Estates. The link below, “Tennessee Fire Adapted Communities Guide” will explain in more detail how this can be done.

"Tennessee Fire Adapted Communities Guide"

 1. Access - This area help emergency responders locate your home    in a timely manner.
2. Defensible Space - This pertains to the vegetation around your home.
3. Home and Construction Material - Recommendations for home construction.


“Burn Safe Tn”
is an information site on fire prevention, daily fire reports, fire danger news, obtaining burning permits and much more.
https://burnsafetn.org/ 

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to report the hours spent on the three areas around your home, please email the Firewise Team at: [email protected]

Chelaque’s Evacuation Plan:
Click here to view the Chelaque Evacuation Plan


Preparedness Kit Website:
https://www.ready.gov/plan

Your Firewise Team Members:
Jill Vander Hook, Coordinator
Tracy Brueggeman
Terry Dettmar
JoEllyn Ryan
Rich Workman


Below is the before and after pictures of our Gate House which was used as a Chelaque Estates Firewise USA® model project.

Before

Gate House which was used as a Chelaque Estates Firewise USA® model project. ​​​​​​​

After

Gate House which was used as a Chelaque Estates Firewise USA® model project.