Ready, Set, Go.Officials Urge Preparation in High Wildfire Risk Year
It's no secret that wildfire danger is high, and dry conditions throughout the late spring and early summer has compounded the issue. Several wildfires have already ignited across the region, and Pitkin County has been under stage 1 and stage 2 fire restrictions for most of June.
Given the risks, it seems like like it is no longer a matter of "if," but a matter of "when" a wildfire will threaten Snowmass Village. That's why the Town of Snowmass Village and the Roaring Fork Fire and Rescue Authority (RFFR) are urging the community to be prepared and cautious.
The Town and RFFR tackle wildfire mitigation projects together each year. Next month, RFFR will be spearheading additional mitigation projects around Town Hall and near the South Rim Trailhead. RFFR is also working closely with the property management community and Tourism to make sure our guests are aware and ready for the risks. However, mitigating the wildfire risks is a community-wide effort.
You should have emergency plans in place and adequate defensible space
around your home - before disaster strikes. Take the time now to discuss with your family where you would meet if you had to evacuate the Village. You should also have emergency provisions, prescriptions, and other essentials in a "go bag
," ready to go.
Learn more about how to be prepared for a wildfire at www.PitkinWildfire.com
by following the link below.