Mesa County case study
Improve Fire Prevention and Suppression Reduce Hazardous FuelsRestore Fire Adapted Ecosystems Promote Community AssistanceSummary




The Sheriff's office takes a proactive role with wildfire suppression. They have a county Fire Team and a Fire Warden. The American Red Cross piloted a wildfire mitigation program doing wildfire mitigation public education and outreach. The focus is to deliver wildfire preparedness and hazard mitigation education in the wildland urban interface (WUI). They do private property home mitigation assessments and promote defensible space work. CSFS has a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist position that focuses on coordinating federal, state and county mitigation efforts with public mitigation work. All of the players in wildfire suppression and mitigation have built strong relationships and coordinate their work well.

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