Living with Fire              Why We’re Worried              The Fire Environment    
Defensible Space              Making Your Home Defensible    
When Wildfire Approaches              Fire Department Phone Numbers

Fire is a natural part of our environment.  Our forests and rangelands were burning long before there was a Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Vail or Rifle.


Many homes are built and maintained in this fire environment without regard to wildfire.


With more people using our wildland, there is a greater chance of fire starts.


Today's wildfires can burn intensely and be difficult to control.


Potential for:
  • Great loss of life
  • Increased property losses
  • More damage to natural resources
  • More money needed for firefighting