The FireWise Mission

The FireWise Council of Southwest Colorado strives to keep lives, homes, and property from being damaged by wildfire. We provide education, planning and mitigation support to spark wildfire preparedness in the hearts of our neighbors!

Meeting Schedule

The FireWise Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday every other month beginning in January. Meetings are held at the San Juan Public Lands Center (FS/BLM Office), 15 Burnett Court, Durango from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. A light dinner is served.

Contact Amanda Brenner ( or
Bill Trimarco (
for dates/times of Chapter meetings in
Mancos and Pagosa Springs.

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About Us

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Our Purpose

  • Provide a coordinated, consistent, interagency, and consensus-driven approach to wildland fire education in southwest Colorado.
  • Encourage and motivate homeowners and communities to take an active role in preparing for wildfire.
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of key messages.
  • Facilitate information sharing across agencies and jurisdictional lines.
  • Establish and grow partnerships with private and public entities that have a stake in wildfire prevention and education.
  • Develop resources and support for educational and other community led activities in southwest Colorado.

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What We Do

FireWise can connect you with the knowledge, resources, and tools that you and your neighbors need to reduce the risk of wildfire to you, your home, your family, and your community.

FireWise focuses on three basic areas: