Boulder County remains committed to supporting you as you rebuild following the Cold Springs Fire (July 2016). General information about what to consider after a major wildfire is outlined on this page and this Fire Recovery Guide. Please tell us other information you’d like to see here by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cold Springs Fire Recovery Meetings
Financial Assistance & Mental Health
- Wildfire & Financial Supports
Learn how Boulder County can help those who have been evacuated or who were otherwise affected by the Cold Springs wildfire.
- Mental Health After a Wildfire
A natural disaster like a wildfire can have a significant impact on emotional well-being. Take steps to ensure that you are taking care of your emotional needs during this time of crisis.
- Debris (Including Ash & Asbestos) Handling & Disposal
Use caution when cleaning debris from burned structures that could contain asbestos.
- Fire Suppressant Safety
Learn how to safely clean up fire suppressant.
- Food Safety After a Fire
Food exposed to fire can be compromised by the heat of the fire, the fumes from the smoke, chemicals used to fight the fire, and power outages from the fire.
- Safe Cleanup after a Fire
Everyday items, such as household cleaners, fertilizers, and pesticides contain dangerous chemicals that may have spilled in or near your home during the fire response.
- Potential Hazards in a Wildfire Area
Working in an area that has been affected by a wildfire poses some physical risks. Learn how to stay safe.
- Tetanus Risk & First Aid after a Fire
After a wildfire, there is risk of injury as cleanup efforts begin. Tetanus is a concern for persons with both open and closed wounds, and a tetanus vaccination is recommended for all residents returning to the burn area who have not had a documented dose within the past ten years.
- Wells & Wastewater After a Fire
Wells or septic systems could be adversely affected by a wildfire, power outages, equipment failure from fire damage, or contamination of water supplies. Be prepared, and have plenty of bottled water available for drinking and cooking when you return home.
Volunteers and Donations
- Material and in-kind donations of food, clothing, supplies, etc. are not needed at this time, but tax-deductible cash donations to help fire survivors can be made at: bit.ly/UnitedWayFoothills
- If you are interested in signing up for an e-newsletter regarding volunteer needs, please go to: bit.ly/HelpCONow and complete the form. When there is a need for volunteers, you will receive an email explaining the nature of the need and the contact information.