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Colorado Wildfire Conference
Sept.18 – 20, 2018
Crested Butte map


Fire Council Mtg.
Tue, Sept. 25, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
San Juan Public Lands Center
15 Burnett Ct, Durango


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

New Ambassador Orientation Session 1

Is your home at high risk from wildfire? Do you know if your home could survive a wildfire? Do you have an evacuation plan in place?

You can get answers to these questions as well as learn how to work with your neighbors to help your community better survive a wildfire by becoming a Neighborhood Ambassador. 

FireWise will be offering the first of two orientation sessions for new Ambassadors on:

Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango 

Residents interested in participating should RSVP at firewiseadm@gmail.com or (970) 560-0222
Applications can be found at http://southwestcoloradofires.org/neighborhood-ambassador-program/become-an-ambassador/

At this first session, potential Ambassadors will be introduced to technical specialists from the Colorado State Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and will learn about fire ecology, fire behavior, insects and disease, and of course, the importance of defensible space around the home. The second sessions where we get into the nitty-gritty of engaging your neighbors in wildfire preparedness activities will be scheduled in Pagosa Springs, Durango, and Mancos in October. 

The FireWise Neighborhood Ambassador Program was created to promote wildfire education and action. Ambassadors are volunteers who commit to educating and mobilizing their neighborhoods around wildfire safety and preparedness. FireWise supports over 130 Neighborhood Ambassadors in more than 80 high-risk communities across the five-county region.
The orientation is open to residents in all SW CO counties.