Wildfire Preparedness Week 2019
Each year The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) highlights the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness by declaring the first full week of May as "Wildfire Preparedness Week". This year during the week of May 5-11, DFPC will remind residents of the dangers posed by wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare for and prevent them. Despite getting some much-needed snow this winter, we’re not out of the woods yet.
Wildfire Preparedness Day: May 4, 2019: Wildfires across the United States have taken more than 100 lives and cost more than $25 billion dollars in property losses in just the last two years. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to improve the wildfire safety of your home and community.
Ready, Set, Go!: Colorado’s fire season is year round, which means that both firefighters and residents have to be on heightened alert for the threat of wildfire at all times. Colorado’s firefighters take every precaution to help protect you and your property from a wildfire. Residents need to do the same. Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and your property.
One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire: Approximately 95 percent of all wildfires are sparked by the activity of people, which means that almost all wildfires are preventable. One of the leading causes of wildfires is outdoor powered equipment. Use powered equipment before 10 a.m. and never on hot and windy days. When clearing dead or dying grass don’t use a lawn mower or weed trimmer with a metal blade.