Malvern News

From your Firewise Coordinator:
Help me play catch-up!!!

December 7, 2018

I am filling out the renewal application for our community for the Firewise program. It's a program where Malvern gets grant money for the money or time we've spent to reduce the risk of fire damage to our homes. Because we were without an active Firewise coordinator part of the year, we haven't kept monthly records. (We'll do that next year.)To help me catch-up, please email me with time or money spent by you in 2018 to reduce the risk of fire. Some examples of time spent are mowing the lawn, cleaning gutters, tree removal or trimming, litter and debris removal, raking leaves. If you paid someone to do this, just tell me how much money you spent in 2018. Other examples of money spent that qualify are for paying an arborist, paying landscapers, some home improvement costs or equipment rentals.

This figure does not have to be precise (but can't be made up either). For instance, if you cleaned your gutters twice in 2018 and it took 3 hours each time, just send me an email that says you spent 6 hours cleaning gutters. We get credit for mowing the yard. So send me an email telling me how often you mow your yard and how long it takes. If you paid someone to do either of these, tell me how much you paid and how many times during the year you paid that amount. If you're not sure if something you did qualifies, just tell me in the email what it was, time or money spent, and I'll include it if it qualifies.

My email address is Please put Firewise in the subject line. I need this information by December 16th to get our renewal application in on time, PLEASE, take a minute now and send the info!!

Thank you much,

Susan Korfanty, Malvern Firewise Coordinator — (540) 543-3913