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. Continue reading “Lookout Alert 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.? Continue reading “KNOW YOUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT”
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. Continue reading “Wildfire Safety Guide, California Know-how”
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. Continue reading “2022 Firework Sales Ban in Jeffco”
You 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. Continue reading “Purge Your Spurge, Myrtle Spurge”
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. Continue reading “SLASH Collections 2022”
Continue reading “Canada and Musk Thistle”
If you’ve lived in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) area of Jefferson County, or any WUI anywhere, for that matter, you’ve likely heard of something called a Community Wildfire Protection Plan, the CWPP, for short. But, just what is a CWPP? Continue reading “What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?”
After siege of blazes, experts say California must improve wildfire evacuation plans.
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The Camp Fire. November 8, 2018, Butte County, California. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada, so much like our own inter-mountain Jefferson County, Colorado. Over 18,000 destroyed structures, 700 damaged structures, 85 fatalities. The numbers only tell part of the story. Continue reading “A Case Study of the Camp Fire – Fire Progression Timeline”