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. In 2018, Boulder County and Colorado declared May as Wildfire Awareness Month.
Activities during May 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
- Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)
- Forest Management
- Boulder County Wildfires
- Forest Health Outreach Schedule of Events
- Mountain Addressing System
- Wildfire Mitigation Forms and Publications
- Wildfire Mitigation Partners
For the most up-to-date information about Wildfire Awareness Month events and activities, contact Jim Webster at 720-564-2641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.