Fire on the MountainJefferson County Planning & Zoning has scheduled public hearings for Phase 2 of the Wildfire Regulation updates.  Hearings will be held as follows:

  • Planning Commission – Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 6:15 pm
  • Board of County Commissioners – Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 8:00 am


Lookout Alert 2022

LookoutAlert logo

CodeRed is now LookoutAlert.

The company name hasn’t changed; LookoutAlert is a new, different service that’s taking over from CodeRed. By the end of June ’22, CodeRed will no longer be sending out alerts. Instead, LookoutAlert will do that job. (more…)


Foothills Fire Protection District map 2022

Here’s a question for you: how many Fire Protection Districts are there in the inter-mountain area of Jefferson County, the area covered by C.A.R.E.? (more…)

Wildfire Safety Guide, California Know-how

Wildfire Safety Guide home page

Wildfire preparedness – have you done it yet?  Ya, me neither.

We live in wildfire country, we each mean to get around to it, and then life interferes…so let’s start again. (more…)

2022 Firework Sales Ban in Jeffco

Jeffco Board of County Commissioners

This morning, Dave Hammond, the head of our CARE Wildfire Committee, spoke in front of the Board of County Commissioners on behalf of CARE, supporting the ban on fireworks sales in unincorporated Jeffco. (more…)

Kitty Pring Wildfire Mitigation Presentation

Kitty Pring discusses wildfire mitigation for community organizations and how to secure grants to put a fire mitigation plan into action.

Purge Your Spurge, Myrtle Spurge

Myrtle SpurgeYou may have seen it in a neighbor’s yard. Maybe you have it in your own yard. And maybe you even think it is somewhat attractive. But the truth is, there is nothing pretty about the noxious weed Myrtle spurge. (more…)

SLASH Collections 2022

What is SLASH?

Slash is debris from nature, such as tree limbs, prunings and pine needles. If not removed, slash can add to potential fire hazards on your property. The importance of mitigating and preparing your property for wildfire cannot be overstated – and again this year, Jefferson County is your partner in this effort. Following is the proposed schedule for SLASH collection during the Summer and Fall of 2022.  (more…)

Canada and Musk Thistle

Cirsium arvense

Canadian Thistle

Carduus nutans

Musk Thistle