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FireWise Wildfire Community
Preparedness Workshop

Wed, May 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Silverton City Hall, 1360 Greene St
Silverton, CO 81433, USA (map)
Public presentation by Firewise on
wildfire community preparedness


Dolores Watershed and Resilient Forest
DWaRF) Collaborative meeting

Wed, June 6, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Dolores Water Conservancy District
60 Cactus St, Cortez  (map)


MC FireWise Meeting
Tues, June 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location TBD


Bridging the Divide:
Growing from the Ashes

Fri, June 22, 5pm – Sat, June 23, 3pm
Wolf Creek Ski Area, Hwy 160 E,
Pagosa Springs, CO (map)


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.