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Release Date: 05/09/13
Contacts: Doug Paul, BLM Mitigation and Education Specialist, (970) 257-4820    
  Rich Trotter, Glade Park Fire Chief, (970) 216-9117    

Wildfire preparation and prevention workshop set for Glade Park (05-09-13)

GLADE PARK, Colo. — Fire officials from a variety of agencies are hosting an informative workshop in Glade Park Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Glade Park Fire Department to help people prepare for the upcoming wildfire season.
Glade Park Volunteer Fire Department, Mesa County, and the federal Upper Colorado River Interagency Management Unit are hosting a “Ready, Set, Go!” workshop focusing on the many things homeowners and residents can do to protect their home and provide for the safety of their family, neighbors and firefighters. 
“Glade Park has a long history of wildfires going back many years, and we will continue to see wildfires because they are a natural, unavoidable part of the environment in western Colorado,” said Rich Trotter, Glade Park Fire Chief. “With wildfire season approaching, now is the time to prepare your property and family for a possible wildfire.”
The agenda will include:
Glade Volunteer Fire Department news and updates on how you can help
Fire Threat and History for Glade Park
Creating Defensible Space Around Your Home
Family Preparation
Evacuation Planning
How and Where to get help
Presentation of Fuels Reduction Project Proposals by the Bureau of Land Management

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 05-09-2013