- The Firewise Communities initiative is a national effort to involve homeowners, city planners and developers in the process of protecting property from the risks of wild land fires.
- The FLASH organization (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) is a non-profit organization dedicated to disaster safety and preparedness. This agency recommends using fire-resistant eaves and soffits, as well as fire-resistant masonry, fiber cement or stucco siding.
- The Colorado State Forest Service also recommends the use of noncombustible construction materials on siding and walls, specifically stone, brick and stucco materials.
Colorado Springs cement siding is best installed by a contractor who specializes in this material. The James Hardie Company recommends having your fiber cement siding installed by one of their preferred contractors. For Colorado Springs cement siding, Heart House is an elite preferred James Hardie contractor.