Wildfire Preparedness Workshop scheduled for April 28

As certain as the springtime, wildfire season has returned to Colorado, and Douglas County wants its citizens and taxpayers to be prepared.

A free workshop scheduled for 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Douglas County Philip S. Miller Building, Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 100 Third Street in Castle Rock, will provide information to citizens regarding wildfire risk reduction strategies, wildfire mitigation and preparedness efforts, evacuation planning and insurance needs.

“Because our citizens live in and around the interface of the Pike National Forest, as well as within wooded areas and adjacent to grasslands, it is important that individuals know what can be done to reduce their risk during a wildfire,” said Douglas County Commissioner Roger Partridge.

The event, held to commemorate National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, is sponsored by the Douglas County Wildfire Mitigation team, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Forest Service. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to jwelle@douglas.co.us no later than April 20.

For more information, please visit the County’s wildfire preparedness page where you can sign up for Code Red, view the County’s Disaster Preparedness Guide and more.

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