Since last July, the Rapid City Fire Department has met with more than 75 homeowners to cut down on fire risk.
But those leading the program say it's just the tip of the iceberg.
At Tuesday's Public Works committee meeting, Lt. Tim Weaver told the panel there's still a lot more that can be done to educate the community.
He warned that grass and brush are often overlooked, but that's where most fires start.
The fire prevention program is designed to help homeowners determine what could be dangerous and how to eliminate the risk.
"If you control the fuel, you control the fire," Weaver said. "Wildland fire is a natural anomaly, just like anything else, but, you know, it is the easiest natural peril to mitigate against."
Weaver added there are grants available from both the city and state to help with cleanup. He's also putting on a free workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the Rapid City Public Library.
Contact the Fire Department for more information.