The public is encouraged to attend the 2014 Wildfire Preparedness Kick-Off Event, an interactive function dedicated to creating Fire Adapted Communities.
WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
WHAT: The 2014 Wildfire Preparedness Kick-Off Event will give individuals and communities the tools and motivation to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season.
- KEYNOTE (9:30a): The award-winning researcher and author, Linda Masterson, of Surviving Wildfire, Get Prepared, Stay Alive, Rebuild Your Life, shares her story of loss and recovery along with a wealth of practical tips to help you reduce your risk and get better prepared for wildfire. www.SurvivingWildfire.com
- OPEN HOUSE: Explore interactive demonstrations and booths presented by the professionals to learn how you can prepare for wildfire.
WHERE: Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, CO
WHY: As evidenced by recent, devastating wildfires, high-intensity wildfire continues to pose a major threat along the Front Range, particularly in the wildland-urban interface (where development meets the forest). Proven wildfire mitigation techniques greatly reduce the risk of wildfire to lives and property. When communities have the tools and motivation to proactively work together to reduce wildfire risk, everyone benefits. Wildfire is a natural part of our landscape and we must learn to adapt for the health of our communities and our forests!
WHO: The event is open to the public and sponsored by the Coalition for the Upper South Platte, the City of Woodland Park, Colorado State Forest Service, Northeast Teller County Fire District, the National Fire Protection Association, Front Range Fire Adapted Communities, and the Woodland Park Friends of the Forest Edge, with financial support from the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy.
CONTACT: Coalition for the Upper South Platte | (719) 748-0033 | firstname.lastname@example.org