There will be a free Wildfire Preparedness Workshop on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Larkspur Fire Station (9414 South Spruce Mountain Rd.). All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The official flyer from the LFPD is available here.
This year’s theme is partnerships and will feature a panel discussion with folks from the Pike National Forest, State of Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Douglas County Office of Emergency Management, a couple of our neighboring fire departments and the LFPD.
Within a scenario backdrop, we will discuss how we interact with all these agencies when a wildfire escapes initial attack and goes big. This will include how the command will shift, what resources our partners will bring to the event, external factors that may influence the overall response, what is involved in an evacuation and how it would unfold, and how critical it is for our residents to be a prepared partner with us, among other topics. Q&A from the audience will follow the panel discussion.
Besides the Partnership Panel discussion, we will review the fire season potential (state of the fuels, drought status, long term weather outlook, etc.), the components and depth of disaster that a large wildfire will create, key steps you can take to be prepared, a mitigation and activity update from communities within the LFPD, and why scale of mitigation is so important.