Mike and Sally head the Taylorsville Firewise Committee. Taylorsville received an official Firewise USA® recognition from the National Fire Protection Association in early November of this year. The initiative has been in process for the past two years. Mike and Sally spent hours in the community, organizing the Taylorsville Firewise group, promoting and distributing over 100 reflective address signs, and working with homeowners to engage in fire fuel reduction. They have been actively involved in creation of defensible space including cutting down trees and clearing land to create a reduced fuel band around the town.