How to Build or Rebuild in a Safer Manner!!
Grand County Wildfire Council (GCWC) is a non-profit, community-based educational outreach program for the residents and visitors of Grand County, Colorado. Our group consists of members from local, state, and federal government agencies, all of our local fire departments, homeowner groups, local businesses, and concerned citizens.
“Through education and action, promote wildland fire prevention, preparedness, mitigation, and survival.”
GCWC will provide a countywide platform that connects practitioners to develop a collective voice to better advocate for wildfire resiliency.
For more details and information, please visit https://bewildfireready.org/
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Protect Your Family & Home from Wildfires
If you live in an area that is at risk for wildfires, it’s important that you take a few steps now to ensure you are prepared if you need to quickly evacuate. Here are some basic emergency preparation tips & links that all households should follow include:
- Creating an emergency preparedness kit
- Developing an evacuation plan if you need to quickly leave your home
The American Red Cross offers three basic tips to follow if wildfires are reported in your area:
- Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest wildfire information.
- Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. You can use the Red Cross map to track current fires and find open shelters.
- Check your emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications or medical supplies.
- Homeowners’ Checklist from the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (Cal Fire) provides tips to safeguard both the inside and outside of your home from fire.
- Home Fire Escape Plan from the American Red Cross helps you develop escape routes that the entire household should practice.
- Ready.gov provides tips on how to stay safe when a wildfire threatens.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance on navigating wildfire smoke during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Cal Fire provides a checklist for returning home after a wildfire.