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Wildfire Awareness Month

History

On September 6, 2011, the one-year anniversary of the Fourmile Canyon Fire, Boulder County declared October as Wildfire Awareness Month. The idea for the month-long awareness campaign came from citizens of Boulder County who understood the need for more education, stronger community involvement, and greater individual responsibility toward community wildfire protection. Clear Creek, Douglas, Jefferson, and Larimer counties have also declared October as Wildfire Awareness Month.

Activities during October teach residents about wildfire mitigation and encourage homeowners to take action to prepare for future fires. Previous guest speakers at Wildfire Awareness Month events include Dr. Jack Cohen, research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service, Dr. Stephen Quarles of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, and Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper of the Colorado Springs Fire Department.


Wildfire Mitigation Information

For the most up-to-date information about Wildfire Awareness Month events and activities, contact Jim Webster at 720-564-2641 or jbwebster@bouldercounty.org.


Contacts

Land Use Wildfire Mitigation

Email
Main: 303-441-3930
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
Closed Tuesdays 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Map & Directions

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
www.bouldercounty.org

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