Garfield County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Property Owner Education Sessions

The new Garfield County, County wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan will be presented to the public for comments at the following public sessions (click on any of the links below for directions):

Monday January 23, 2012, 6:30 p.m., at Rifle Fire Protection District Station 1, at 1850 Railroad Avenue Phone 970-625-1243

Tuesday January 24, 2012, 6:00 p.m. at Glenwood Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Phone 970-384-6433

Wednesday January 25, 2012, Garfield County Agricultural Day sessions, at New Castle Community Center, 433 West Main Street. The Ag-Day sessions cover a number of topics and runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The CWPP will be presented at one of the presentation time slots during the day.

Wednesday January 25, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Headquarter, at 300 Meadow Wood Drive, (just off Hwy 133 south of Main Street Carbondale) Phone 970-963-2491

Thursday January 26, 2012, 6:30 p.m., at Grand Valley Fire Protection District Station 1, 0124 Stone Query Road, In the Battlement Mesa subdivision. Phone 970-285-9119

The Rifle and Glenwood sessions will also provide educational materials to attendees on a number of the following wildfire preparedness to topics:

  • Colorado State Forest Service grants to help with the cost of removing wildfire hazard fuels
  • Federal Agency wildfire hazard fuel removal project in your community and how to attract their interest in doing a project in your neighborhood on adjacent federal lands.
  • Local insurance agents will discuss how doing or not wildfire hazard fuel reduction around your home may affect your homeowners insurance
  • Learn some basic steps to take to help protect and prepare your family and property if a wildfire occurs where you live

These topics will be presented by representatives from the Colorado State Forest Service, Upper Colorado Interagency Federal Fire Management , Colorado Division of Wildlife, Local Insurance Agencies representatives , Local Fire Department staff, Garfield County Emergency Manager.