Chief's Corner
Wildfire Awareness Month

Weege, Mike

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Wildfire Awareness May is Wildfire Awareness month and Colorado is one of the 10 western states that have increased prevention and preparedness for wildfires throughout the state, as well as within the Evergreen Fire Protection District. The fact is that we have had a record number of back-to-back Red Flag Warning days recently and have also set a record for the number of Red Flag Warning days so far this year. 

In our Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI), the grasses dry out, fuels increase, humidity stays low and winds remain, we all must remain vigilant and be aware that wildfire season is much longer these days. Recent reports on wildfires have stated that the wildfire season is now over 100 days longer than previous wildfire seasons in the west. Evergreen Fire/Rescue trains personnel to carry their wildland fire gear 12 months of the year because wildfires can AND do occur at any time. Planning ahead, reducing risks on your property and preparing for wildfire are all actions that you can take to reduce the risk of wildfire. 

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Management, fire departments, JeffCom and the county’s Fire Management Officer created the “Be Your Own Hero” information sheet to better inform our residents and businesses of all that they can do to prepare for wildfire. You can find out more about Be Your Own Hero on our website here and more about specific  mitigation you can do by clicking on the Wildland button on our home page or by clicking here.

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Are you prepared for fire? Stay in the know by signing up for LookoutAlert (Jefferson County) and CodeRED (Clear Creek County) for emergency notifications. You can sign up easily by clicking here

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Join our experts on May 26 to learn how to be your own hero and prepare for wildfire. Learn about Home Hardening and developing Defensible Space on your property.
May 26, 2022   6:00-7:00pm
Station #2 Bergen Parkway
Please help our emergency responders and yourselves by doing your part to keep Evergreen and our surrounding areas safe from wildfire. 

Check back here often for the latest news and information from Evergreen Fire/Rescue.

~Chief Mike Weege