November 18th, FireWise Council Meeting has been Postponed! Further Details TBA
November 27th, Happy Thanksgiving!
December 3rd, FireWise Volunteer Day at the SJMA Christmas Tree sale in Durango! Contact your County Coordinator for more details, different shift/duties available!
December 4th, Session 2 of New Ambassador Orientation. Tentatively at the PLC, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
15 Burnett Ct., Durango
December 25th, Christmas Day!
January 1st, Happy New Years, and Welcome 2015!
One of the most common buzz words today is wildland-urban interface or WUI. It is a term that describes the area where homes and other infrastructure meet or abut undeveloped lands. As more and more homes are built in this area, it makes it more difficult for land management agencies to allow fire to play its natural role in removing needles, cones, and other material from the forest floor. It also makes fighting wildfires more difficult and expensive
Becoming firewise doesn’t mean you have to remove all your trees or do a major remodel of your home. It should be viewed as a part of everyday life – just like learning how to use that new computer or how to grow vegetables.
Being a resident of the wildland-urban interface has many benefits as well as risks. Those that choose to live in or near a wildland environment have a higher associated risk and personal responsibility for the safety of their families as well as their property, pets, and livestock. Understanding the wildland environment you are a part of is a large part of being firewise. Let FireWise of Southwest Colorado help you become part of a growing firewise culture!