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Wildfire Awareness Month

Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes - Saturday, October 10

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, several Wildfire Partners are inviting interested neighbors and community members to come see mitigation work as part of the inaugural Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes. The Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes is an opportunity for people to visit Wildfire Partners properties in their community and check out practical wildfire mitigation measures firsthand. Visiting homes and talking to neighbors about their lessons and their solutions is an ideal way for residents to learn about mitigation. More than a dozen Wildfire Partners homeowners throughout Boulder County’s foothills and mountains are participating in the self-guided tour.

Wildfire Awareness Month Activities and Events

View or download the 2015 Wildfire Awareness Month poster.


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.


Land Use Wildfire Mitigation

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

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, TH, F
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Plan review services for building permits are not available on Tuesdays.
Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.
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