FIRE PREPAREDNESS MONTH:
Every year, the United States observes National Preparedness Month in September to remind Americans to be ready for any disaster — man-made or natural — that could affect them, their homes, communities, or businesses.
Throughout the month, stop by the Estes Park Library and pick up a copy of The Home Ignition Zone from Colorado State Forest Service, or Larimer County’s Emergency Preparedness Guide. You can get tips on preparing your home for wildlife or next steps you can take today to be ready for the next emergency event. The Pinewood Springs Fire Dept. also has copies of the booklets.
LARIMER COUNTY – Estes Park Valley
==program put on by the Fire Dept. Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m
Residents and Guests to the Estes Valley are no stranger to natural disasters. Join us for a discussion about the proactive steps you can take to be READY before any emergency occurs, how to be SET when danger is near, and what you should consider when it’s time to GO. We will focus on traditional threats such as fires, floods, and winter storms, but there will be opportunities to discuss general practices that can apply to general preparedness. Fire Chief David Wolf will also share about the ongoing work being done by emergency managers to keep our community as safe as possible.
==Light food and beverages will be provided.
==Registration is required to ensure enough food is available.
==program put on by the Medical Center Sept. 23, 11 a.m.
Join Estes Park Health CIO/COO Gary Hall and EMS Director Guy Beesley as they share their wisdom on how to be more prepared for disasters and medical emergencies, They will also discuss what steps Estes Park Health has taken to be more prepared when community emergencies arise.
==Food and beverages will be provided.
==Registration is required to ensure there is enough food.
==While you’re in the Estes Park Library building, we can help you register for NOCO Alerts with Larimer County or Boulder County Office of Emergency Management. You’ll be rewarded with your choice of a hand crank flashlight, water straw, or an emergency sticker that lets first responders know how many people and animals are in your home.
The Lyons Fire Department does not have a program this month on this topic. They suggest to the public that “Wildfire Partners has some awesome brochures to assist homeowners with preparedness.”
Lyons Prepared is a community group of volunteer neighbors
==WHAT WE DO
Lyons Prepared is focused on education and communication about natural disaster & emergency preparedness throughout the Lyons Fire Protection District (LFPD).
Some of the ways we do this include (updated 9/22):
==Supporting the Lyons Fire Department community engagement and education initiatives such as wildfire mitigation planning.
==Cultivating and training points of contact in every neighborhood within LFPD, and communicating between LFPD and citizens during an emergency situation when other forms of communication become disabled.
==Disseminating educational materials and encouraging people to sign up for Boulder and Larimer County emergency alerts.
==Please reach out to email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering or learning more about disaster preparedness.
This is their web site: https://www.lyonsprepared.com/ which they are in the process of updating.
The PSFPD Wildfire Prevention is a mitigation program which includes our service of a free Defensible space survey. Mitigation is not 100% preventative of fires since occurrences of fire can be started by natural causes such as lightning, or structural reason such as electrical issues in your home. The mitigation survey will detect issues in and around your home that can be removed or corrected to lessen the ignition points on your home site.
Please contact Pinewood Springs Fire Protection District in order to arrange an inspection of your home and surrounding area.
Prepare your Home
This video (Burning Down The House) was created to increase awareness about the risk of wildfires in our community. It also provides valuable information about fire mitigation around your property.
For more details about your individual fire mitigation situation request a Defensible Space Survey from the Pinewood Springs Fire Department via this Contact form.
St Vrain FOREST HEALTH:
For those who were unable to attend our St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership community meeting in August, there is one more opportunity left to provide your thoughts.
What are your hopes for a healthy forest and river? How should fire risk be managed? Where would you like to see fire mitigation and forest restoration conducted? Join the St. Vrain Forest Health Partnership Zoom meeting on September 27 and share your ideas. Click on the link to reserve your spot.