Upcoming Events 


October Montezuma Meeting
October 28
Contact Amanda Brenner for information

Home Ignition Zone workshop
November 2, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm 
SW Colorado Community College
33057 U.S. 160, Mancos
Register online through our website
or with Amanda Brenner Cannon
at mcfirewise@gmail.com 
970-364-3473 (DOG FIRE)






Missionary Ridge Fire 2002Fire Mtigation work
Firewise Southwest Colorado at the Durango Farmer's Market

HIZ Registration

Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) Workshop Payment


$25.00 Standard registration fee
$15.00 Discounted registration fee
Do you still need to register? 
Click here to complete your registration!

A $25 fee will cover a catered lunch and participant handbooks. A $10 discount will be given to Neighborhood Ambassadors and Realtors. This workshop is free to firefighters.

Please pay here or send your payment to: 
HIZ Registration c/o SJMA
PO box 2261
Durango, CO 81302

Checks should be made payable to San Juan Mountains Association. 

Two factors have emerged as the primary determinants of a home's ability to survive a wildfire
- the quality of the defensible space, and
- the structure’s ignitability.
Together, these two factors create a concept called the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ). A home can survive a wildfire by removing ignition sources within the HIZ. FireWise of Southwest Colorado is partnering with the Cortez Fire Protection District with support from the Colorado Association of Realtors and Four Corners Board of Realtors to offer this workshop. Participants will learn how to recognize the many vulnerabilities homes have to radiation and ember showers from wildfires. FireWise is a local nonprofit that helps residents become more aware and prepared for wildfires. ?