Larimer Commissioners Declare October Wildfire Awareness Month
Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
CONTACT:Linda Hoffmann, County Manager, 970-498-7004, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Hillmann, Sheriff’s Office, 970-498-5116
John Schulz – Larimer County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer, email@example.com, 970-498-5112
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150
Board of Commissioners, Undersheriff Bill Nelson, Executive Officer Nick Christensen, Erin Mounsey-Director N. Colo. Red Cross
The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today declared October as Wildfire Awareness Month. Partnering with Boulder, Clear Creek, Douglas, El Paso, and Jefferson counties, each county will recognize the effort in their own way.
This is the first year of a cooperative effort among counties to recognize one month for Wildfire Awareness. All of these counties include forested areas that residents call home, visitors enjoy recreating in and Coloradans depend upon for resources such as drinking water. With population growth in the forested areas, there is an increased risk of wildfire and its impact on residents. Wildfire Awareness Month provides the opportunity to focus on education and outreach to these communities about the impacts of wildfires and how they can help reduce the risks.
Larimer County Board of Commissioners Chair Lew Gaiter III supports these Wildfire education efforts, “The experience of the High Park Fire brings forth the importance of working with partners to expand knowledge and awareness surrounding wildfires in Colorado.”
For more information about wildfire awareness and Wildfire Awareness go to http://larimer.org/wildfire
, or contact John Schulz at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, 970-498-5112.
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