Prevention

Fire Prevention

It is everyone’s job to prevent human caused wildfires.  Help us by putting out your campfire before you leave, don’t park on dry grass, and obey all fire restrictions that may be in place.  Below are some more tips and information on how you can help prevent wildfires.

Spring Fire Prevention Tips – Debris Burning

  • Always check to see what local and state laws or restrictions are in place for debris burning.  Burn permits may be required.
  • Never burn on dry, windy days
  • Have water, a rake, and shovel handy.
  • Never leave your fire unattended.
  • Can’t burn?  Composting is a safe alternative to outdoor debris burning.
  • Don’t let “If only…” haunt your memory, be sure to put your fire out cold.

Fire Mitigation

Brush, grass and forest fires do not have to be disasters. Homeowners can prepare their homes and communities to reduce the risk of wildfire damage.

Take responsibility for wildfire risk and become Fire Adapted. To learn more visit www.fireadapted.org.

Ready – Be ready

be FirewiseTake personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place. Plan escape routes and make sure all those residing within the home know the plan of action.

Set – Situational awareness 

Pack your emergency items. Stay aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media, your local fire department and public safety. 

Go – Act early!

Follow your personal wildland fire action plan. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire

 

Helpful Links:

FireWise

 

Living with
Fire

Fire Safe
Council

Front Range Fuels Treatment Partnership

 

Federal
Emergency Management

National Wildland Fire
Prevention Team

 

National
Weather Service

 

American
Redcross

 

Rocky Mountain Wildland Fire Information Be Safe;
Learn Before you Burn

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