Gilpin County Fire Protection
- Slash burning ordinance passed by Gilpin County Commissioners as of Dec 20, 2011. Burning slash can be a cost-effective method of reducing hazardous fuels on private lands.
- To burn slash on your property, you must have two permits – one burn permit from Gilpin County and one burn permit from the State of Colorado (for smoke). For more information, read the Slash Burning Guide.
Burning without the permits will result in fines.
- Gilpin County fire protection is provided by volunteers from Gilpin County. Volunteer today — call Timberline Fire Protection District at 303-582-5768.
- Slash Site info Gilpin County – Gilpin County Slash site free for residents.
Home defensible space/fire mitigation
- Gilpin Homeowner’s Wildfire Mitigation Quick Checklist
- Home Ignition Zone – Guide to preparing your home for wildfire
- eXtension Wildfire
- FireWise Information
- FireWise Construction: Site design and building materials
- Firewise Landscaping Webinar Series: Defensible space is not moonscape!
- Firewise Plant Materials
- Forest Home Fire Safety
- CSU Extension- Fire resources
- Colorado State Forest Service Fire Mitigation resources – https://csfs.colostate.edu/wildfire-mitigation/
- Retro-fits to Reduce Structural Ignitability (or how to harden a home for less than $500)
- Forest home fire safety
- Preventing disaster: Home Ignitability in the Wildland-Urban Interface
- WaterWise Landscapes on Small Acreages
- Grass Seed Mixes to reduce Wildfire Hazard
- Cheat grass and wildfire
- Lodgepole pine fire behavior
- Fire resistant landscaping
- Order a reflective metal address sign through the High Country Fire Auxiliary — help your volunteer firefighters find you! Cost is $15, to order call: 303-582-5768.
- You can subtract up to $2500 from your state tax bill for performing wildfire mitigation on your property.
- Gilpin Sheriff’s Office Emergency Preparedness Guide and Gilpin County Sheriff website
- Family Preparations for Wildfire Evacuation to put on refrigerator
- Communication Plan – communicate with family and friends in a fire
- Family Contact Card
- Financial emergency preparedness
- Plan for people who can’t evacuate themselves
- Red Cross survival kit supplies
After the Fire
- Erosion control after fire
- Post fire rehabilitation
- Horses recovering from smoke exposure
- Insects and diseases associated with forest fires
- Food safety after a fire
- Handling smoke and soot after a fire
- Returning home after a wildfire
Pets, Horses and Livestock
- Pet disaster preparedness guide– Tips on planning, packing, evacuation and safety
- Protect your pets from wildfire smoke
- Caring for livestock before a disaster
- Caring for livestock during a disaster
- Caring for livestock after a disaster
- Fire preparedness for horse owners
- Tips to protect horses and livestock from wildfire
- Protect your large animals and livestock from wildfire smoke
- Guidelines for horses exposed to smoke
- 2-part webinar series (~1 hour each) on Defensible Space
- “Wildfire! Preventing home ignition” Thought-provoking video – what you can do to keep your home from catching on fire.
- Ember storm demonstration — a four minute video showing how a house can catch fire from flying embers in a wildfire. Three different sidings and two different roof types are tested.
- Burning Down the House – How to Keep Your House from Burning Down in a Wildfire, from Boulder County Firefighters Association.