New Wildfire Danger Signs Installed
Colorado Springs, CO – Wildfire has been identified as one of Colorado Spring’s greatest threats to life and property. The Colorado Springs Fire Department is doing everything possible to keep our community informed and improve safety in the event of a wildfire. The CSFD’s Wildfire Mitigation Team is installing new fire danger signs around our community, including fire stations, parks and neighborhoods recognized as Firewise Communities.
In 2011, the Colorado Springs Fire Department Wildfire Mitigation Section obtained a grant for $18,125 through the Colorado Division of Emergency Management. This grant requires a 50% match that will be met with labor costs, materials and equipment used for installation “These signs will act as a visual reminder to residents that we all need to think about fire safety.” said Christina Randall, Wildfire Mitigation Administrator for CSFD. “Fire danger is an issue for us year round, not just during the summer.”
Residents are encouraged to “Share the Responsibility” and reduce their wildfire risk by implementing Wildfire Mitigation concepts in their landscaping. Wildfire hazard ratings for individual addresses are available at http://csfd.springsgov.com.