|FIRE PREVENTION, WILDFIRE AND COMMUNITIES
The fire prevention program includes providing
information to interested individuals, making presentations to
a variety of age and civic groups in affected communities, and
supporting the efforts of state and local partners to contact
landowners interested in reducing the quantity of fuel on their
Environmental education efforts discussing the natural role
of fire in the ecosystem are supplemented by more traditional
approaches to fire prevention using Smokey Bear as a spokesperson.
As a way to increase awareness, contacts are made with dispersed
campers and backcountry visitors to reiterate the message that
escaped campfires remain the primary source of human-caused wildfires
in the local area.
Fire Prevention and Education Teams
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Fire Restrictions
Wildfires are a part of living on Colorado’s Western Slope. It is important for homeowners and communities to be prepared for wildfires. The following websites provide lots of information on wildfires:
http://www.fireadapted.org/ Find out how communities can take responsibility for managing wildfire risk.
http://www.firewise.org/ Learn how to be Firewise and protect your home from wildfire.
http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/ Ready-Set-Go. What to do in the event of a wildfire.
Community Wildfire Protection Plans
The following communities have prepared these plans for mitigating the risk of wildfires.
Park Wildland Urban Interface with Colorado National Monument
Mesa County Fire Plan
Burning Mountain Fire Protection District
Glenwood Springs Fire Protection District
County Fire Plan
County Fire Plan
Summit County Fire Plan
Eagle County Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Eagle River Fire Protection District
Upper Crystal River Valley Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Rio Blanco County
Rio Blanco County Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Routt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan