Fire prevention workshop scheduled

Carrie Click
Post Independent Staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Even though the local landscape is greening up nicely this spring, the threat of wildfires this summer is still a concern throughout the state.

That’s why the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, along with a half dozen other agencies, are offering a free community fire prevention workshop from 6:30-10 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Glenwood Springs fire chief Mike Piper said the workshop is intended to educate people on how to best prevent wildfire – and what to do in the event another fire hits.

“The ability to get more knowledge about wildfire benefits people’s safety and their property,” Piper said.

Speakers will talk about how to create and maintain attractive defensible space and landscaping around houses, building construction design and materials, preparing families, their pets and homes for evacuation, and how to apply for federal assistance and fire insurance.

Speakers will include Ron Biggers from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, and representatives from the Colorado State Forest Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Design Workshop, Glenwood Springs Building Department and the American Red Cross.

“This workshop will be a great opportunity to learn some very valuable safety techniques,” Piper said.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center is located at 100 Wulfsohn Road, off Midland Avenue. Call the Glenwood Springs Fire Department at 384-6480 or 384-6433 for further information.

Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518

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