Social Media & Newsletters
Most communities have their own Facebook groups which can be found by searching your neighborhood on Facebook. Below are a few of the top groups.
Colorado Wildfire Information: Colorado Wildfire Information
Aspen: Aspen Community
Aurora: Aurora Community
Bureau of Land Management: BLM Colorado Fire
Colorado Springs: Colorado Springs, CO Community Connection
Conifer, Bailey and Pine: Conifer, Bailey and Pine Colorado Community
Edwards: Homestead Community
El Paso: What’s On Fire? El Paso County Area
Estes Park: Jibber Jabber
General Colorado Forestry Alerts: Sign Up for Forestry Alerts
Lafayette: Lafayette Rocks
Salida: Salida Community
Here are some local Twitter Feeds:
JeffCo Sheriff: @jeffcosheriffco
Elk Creek Fire: @elkcreekfire
Evergreen Fire & Rescue: @efr_co
Foothills Fire & Rescue: @firefoothills
Preparing for a Wildfire
Here are some additional resources to guide you through your wildfire preparedness journey.
CSFS: This Colorado State Forest Service checklist will help you prepare your home and property for wildfires.
Firewise: The national Firewise USA® recognition program provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level. They have many tools including a worksheet on How to prepare your home in both English and Spanish. You can learn how to become a Firewise USA® site here.
Ready Set Go!: The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program seeks to empower fire departments to engage the residents they serve in Wildland Fire Community Risk Reduction. The RSG! Program provides free tools and resources for fire departments to use as they help residents gain an understanding of their wildland fire risk and actions individuals can take to reduce that risk. Their Are YOU ready campaign offers great step-by-step tools in English and Spanish.
Ready: Ready.Gov is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies.
Rotary: Rotary has some incredible tools and information for Wildfire awareness and mitigation.
Wildfire Risk: Check the wildfire risk in your community.
Helpful Reports and Facts
Learn more about wildfire in your area and how you can get involved.
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control includes the latest reports, news, tools and resources.
Colorado Forest Restoration Institute: Fire behaves differently in different forest types.
Fire Adapted Colorado provides great links to local fire departments and county-by-county resources. is an independent non-profit organization closely associated and born out of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network.
InciWeb: View a Prescribed & Wildfire Map to see what’s happening in your area.
Controlled Burns: Learn the Pros and Cons: https://www.treehugger.com/controlled-burns-pros-and-cons-5180736