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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FireWise Partners represent private citizens, local, county, state and federal agencies with an interest in, and a commitment to address wildfire risk across southwest Colorado.

Fire Departments

Cortez Fire Protection District
Dolores Fire Protection District
Dove Creek Fire Protection District
Durango Fire & Rescue Authority
Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District
Lewis-Arriola Volunteer Fire Department
Los Pinos Fire Protection District
Mancos Fire Protection District
Pagosa Springs Fire Protection District
Pleasant View Fire Protection District
Rico Fire Department
Silverton Volunteer Fire Department
Upper Pine River Fire Protection District