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September 28, 2016

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Wildfire and Forestry Open House at Walker Ranch Oct. 1

Event Kicks Off October Wildfire Awareness Month

Boulder County, Colo. - October Wildfire Awareness Month will kick off with a Connecting
the Community to Public Lands Open House on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.–2
p.m. at Walker Ranch, Meyers Gulch Trailhead, located at 7250 Flagstaff Road,
Boulder.

Are you prepared for a wildfire? What does a healthy forest
look like? Would you like to talk to firefighters and learn what to expect
during a wildfire event?

Representatives from Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Fire
Management Program, Rocky Mountain Fire District, Boulder County Parks &
Open Space, and the Wildfire Partners program will be available to discuss a
wide range of wildfire and forestry topics including:

  • Fire suppression
  • Prescribed fire
  • Open burn permits
  • Current and future Parks & Open Space wildfire
    mitigation projects
  • What steps homeowners can take to reduce the
    risk of losing their home to a wildfire
  • Rocky Mountain Fire District will have a water tender,
    a large water truck, on site and talk about the importance of community water
    sources.

Communication, coordination, and collaboration among
homeowners, firefighters, and public land managers are the keys to preparing
communities for future wildfires.

In 2011, on the one year anniversary of the Fourmile Canyon Fire, Boulder
County declared October as Wildfire Awareness Month. Activities during the
month teach residents about wildfires and wildfire mitigation and encourage
homeowners to take action to prepare for future fires. The idea for the month
came from citizens of Boulder County who understood the need for more
education, improved programs, additional resources, stronger community
involvement, and greater individual responsibility to realize the potential of
community wildfire protection.

For more information about this event and about
Wildfire Awareness Month, visit
www.WildfirePartners.org.

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