New NWCG WUI Reference Guide

August 25th, 2014 by Be Wildfire Ready

New NWCG WUI Reference Guide The Wildland Urban Interface Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide is designed to provide basic background information on relevant programs and terminology for those, whether community members or agency personnel, who are seeking to enhance their community’s wildfire mitigation efforts. http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/pubs/pms051.pdf

Fire chiefs across state consider warning: Mitigate, or else

August 7th, 2014 by Be Wildfire Ready

Garry Briese, executive director of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, told an interim legislative committee Monday that threatening to not respond could be just the sort of strong message homeowners need to hear. “We’re going to make it increasingly clear as the fire service that we will not deploy personnel to defend unmitigated properties, and […]

Don’t Burn Unlawfully!

June 9th, 2014 by Be Wildfire Ready

From the SkyHi Daily News: “Authorities from Granby Fire, East Grand Fire and the U.S. Forest Service battled a small fire on private property near CR 8 on Tuesday, June 3. Officials said the fire, which reached an area of 50 feet by 200 feet with flame lengths of 15 feet, was declared contained by […]

Firewise Tips

July 8th, 2013 by Be Wildfire Ready

Tips — Homes Can Survive Wildfires Wildland fire is a natural process, and is necessary for the survival of many plants and animals. But no one wants to see homes lost to fire. If you live near wildlands or have recently experienced extremely dry conditions, your home may be at risk. Unfortunately, once a wildfire […]

Fraser Valley Wildfire

June 10th, 2013 by Be Wildfire Ready

On Monday June 10, 2013 at approximately 12:20pm, East Grand Fire and Grand Fire responded to a reported brush fire behind the Fraser Valley Library at 421 Norgren Road. Upon arrival, the fire was about 40 feet from the library on private land. The library and Muse Street were immediately evacuated. The fire tripled in […]

Create a Home Inventory

June 7th, 2013 by Be Wildfire Ready

Know Your Stuff® – Home Inventory, is the Insurance Information Institute’s free online home inventory software. This application makes creating and updating your home inventory easy and efficient. And with their free, secure online storage you will have access to your inventory anywhere, any time. You never know when a disaster may strike, but you […]

Happy Wildfire Awareness Week

June 3rd, 2013 by Be Wildfire Ready

Hey Grand County residents and visitors! Today starts our inaugural Wildfire Awareness Week! Our weather has been wet and mild, which helps tremendously with the threat of wildfire, but we know that things can dry our quickly in our area. Homeowners: Now is the time to get out your Ready, Set, Go! Personal Wildland Fire […]

Observe Outdoor Fire Safety

May 24th, 2013 by Be Wildfire Ready

NEWS RELEASE Observe outdoor fire safety Memorial weekend Craig, Colo.- Fire Danger is low which means currently the potential for large intense wildfires is at a minimum, however fire safety always needs to be observed as lighter vegetation, like grass and brush can dry out quickly and combined with dead vegetation from last year can easily […]

An Important Message from the U.S. Forest Service

May 21st, 2013 by Be Wildfire Ready

Many campgrounds and roads are still inaccessible due to snowpack or because of ongoing work to remove beetle-killed hazard trees.  Please respect these closures and do not try to drive around snow banks or barriers. Remember that weakened or dead trees can fall without warning, endangering people and blocking roads.  Recreationists need to watch out […]

Pet Preparedness

May 13th, 2013 by Be Wildfire Ready

We often talk about having a plan for ourselves and our family in the case of a disaster, but there’s one family member who is often overlooked.  Do you have a disaster plan for your pets? Whether a disaster calls for evacuation or sheltering in place pets will need to be taken care of just […]

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