Wildfire Preparedness

PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY FROM WILDFIRES

PREVENTING – PROTECTING – PREPARiNG – PLANNING – PARTNERING

A large portion of Berthoud Fire Protection District’s jurisdiction is in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), which is the wildland/mountain areas that have residential communities intermixed with the natural areas. Berthoud Fire’s firefighters are all certified wildland firefighters who train for fires in the wildland-urban-interface, as well as monitor every year’s wildfire outlook based on scientific data and research provided by County and State officials. In addition, Berthoud Fire worked with experts to create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan to identify areas of highest risk and concern based on topography, fuels, access, and homeowner risk. Berthoud Fire has since completed all mitigation work outlined in the CWPP to significantly reduce the risk of wildfire in the area. This plan is regularly evaluated and updated. In addition to our mitigation and firefighting efforts, we work to educate the public to partner with us in creating a safer community by preventing the risk of loss of life or property due to fire.

PREVENTING: Prevent wildfires from occurring

VIEW OUR BURN BROCHURE FOR OUTDOOR BURNING SAFETY AND RESTRICTIONS


PROTECTING: Protect your property from wildfire risk

VISIT FIREWISE.ORG FOR CRITICAL TIPS ON MITIGATION WORK AROUND YOUR PROPERTY TO REDUCE RISK DURING A WILDFIRE


PREPARING: Prepare for wildfire evacuation before a fire

VISIT INCIWEB TO SEE AN INTERACTIVE MAP WITH CURRENT WILDFIRES AND INFORMATION

Sign up for Emergency Alerts! NOCOALERT.ORG

(Formerly Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority)


PLANNING: Emergency planning is critical

VISIT READY.GOV TO CREATE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT AND EMERGENCY PLAN


PARTNERING: Neighborhood partnership can create wildfire resistant and resilient communities

PLAN A COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY AND PARTNER WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS TO REDUCE WILDFIRE RISK! VISIT NFPA.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION.