Fire Management

To report a fire: dial 911 or Fort Collins Interagency Dispatch Center (970) 295-6800

Recorded Fire  Information Line: (970) 498-1030

Current Wildland Fires and Fire Restrictions

Fire Suppression: Program and Forces

Fuels Management

Firefighter lighting a prescribed burnFire management combines elements of fire prevention, fire suppression and fire use. Wildland fire is inevitable in North American ecosystems. Wise-use of fire deploys the historical role of fire and enhances long-term wildland values. Managing forest fuels and inevitable wildfires requires coordination in northern Colorado among multiple community stakeholders. To protect homes, and improve the health of the forest and wildlife habitat, we use several methods to reduce forest vegetation (fuels), where the forest may be subject to an intense, destructive wildland fire. 

Fire Prevention

Firefighters during a simulation

Fire prevention includes wildfire prevention, trip planning, tips for protection your home from wildfire and Community Wildfire Protection Plans.

Find information on the Firewise program and cooperative efforts though the Colorado State Forest Service.

Fire Hire

Firefighters stand on barren ground near tall trees and flames in front of them.The Forest Service hires permanent and seasonal firefighters. Look for job series #0462, which includes most fire-related jobs, when searching Rocky Mountain Region, USAJobs and other listings.

Additional information is available for the Roosevelt Hotshots positions. See also forest employment page.