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.
Burning without the permits will result in fines.
- Gilpin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update (CWPP) – on the Gilpin County website
- Gilpin Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) 2009
- 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.
- 2021 Neighborhood Chipping Days Info – free for Gilpin 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
- CSFS Fire mitigation
- CSFS Wildfire Defensible Space Check Sheets
- CSFS Protect your Home, Property & Forest from Wildfire
- CSFS-Creating Defensible Zones- Quick Guide
- Retro-fits to Reduce Structural Ignitability (or how to harden a home for less than $500)
- Forest home fire safety
- Home Wildfire Mitigation by Jim Crawford
- 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.
- Think about using the roads in the County as fuel breaks. Thin to create a shaded fuels break (you own the trees alongside County roads in many cases, not the County)
- You can subtract up to $2500 from your state tax bill for performing wildfire mitigation on your property. Use the Wildfire Mitigation Subtraction Sheet for more information.
- Gilpin Sheriff’s Office Emergency Preparedness Guide and Gilpin County Sheriff website
- How to Prepare for a Wildfire-FEMA
- Grab List Recommendations– pdf version
- Grab List Recommendations- Word – type in your list!
- Wildfire Preparedness Resources (sheet with lots of helpful links)
- Gilpin Wildfire Preparedness Sheet to put on refrigerator
- Communication Plan – communicate with family and friends in a fire
- Family Contact Card
- Financial emergency preparedness
- Ready Colorado fire and evacuation planning and resources
- 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
- Plan for pets
- Pet disaster preparedness guide– Tips on planning, packing, evacuation and safety
- Protect Your Pets from Wildfire Smoke
- Gilpin County Animal Response – Plan for livestock
- 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.
- Wildfire Preparedness Resources
- Fire outlook for the Northern Rocky Mountains
- Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center outlook
- Gilpin County OEM