Prevention

Fire Prevention - is everyone's job

When visiting the forest, put out your campfire (make sure it is cold to the touch) before you leave, don’t park on dry grass, and obey all fire restrictions that may be in place. 

Below are more tips and information on how you can help prevent wildfires.

The Campers Code

  • Observe any fire restrictions in place as well as the fish and game laws.
  • Carry a shovel and a bucket
  • Smoke only in a cleared area
  • Put my fire dead out with water.
  • Leave a clean and sanitary camp.:

Smokey Says Episode 1:  Extinguishing a Campfire

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.

We are ready, are you?

 

Helpful Links:

Fire
Wise

National
Weather
Service

American
Redcross

Front Range
Fuels Treatment
Partnership

Federal
Emergency
Management

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