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Los Pinos FIre Protection District

Los Pinos FIre Protection District

Los Pinos Fire District is hiring Reserve and Full-Time FF/EMT and FF/Paramedics

Preventing wildfires involves a series of proactive measures aimed at reducing the risks and mitigating the potential impacts. Here's a brief bulleted list of actions that can be taken:
  1. Maintain Clear Surroundings
    • Clear dead vegetation and other flammable materials from around homes and buildings.
    • Create a defensible space by maintaining a buffer zone, free of flammable materials, around structures.
  2. Follow Local Fire Regulations
    • Adhere to local guidelines and restrictions on burning and fire usage, especially during high-risk periods.
    • Obtain necessary permits for controlled burns and ensure they are conducted safely.
  3. Safe Campfire Practices
    • Always check if campfires are allowed in the area.
    • Keep campfires small and manageable, and never leave them unattended.
    • Completely extinguish campfires before leaving, ensuring ashes are cold to the touch.
  4. Equipment and Vehicle Safety
    • Ensure vehicles and equipment are properly maintained to prevent sparks or mechanical failures that could ignite a fire.
    • Avoid using lawn mowers or other machinery that could create sparks on dry, windy days.
  5. Report Hazards
    • Report downed power lines, unauthorized fires, or any other potential fire hazards to authorities immediately.
  6. Use Fire-Resistant Materials
    • For new constructions or renovations, use fire-resistant building materials and design to help structures better withstand fires.
  7. Community Preparedness
    • Participate in local fire prevention programs and initiatives.
    • Develop and practice community evacuation plans in case of wildfire emergencies.
  8. Education and Awareness
    • Educate yourself and others about wildfire risks and prevention techniques.
    • Promote fire safety awareness through community programs and social media.
  9. Plant Fire-Resistant Vegetation
    • Landscape with fire-resistant plants and trees to reduce the likelihood of fire spreading.
  10. Regular Maintenance
    • Perform regular maintenance and clearance of roofs, gutters, and decks to remove leaves, needles, and other flammable materials.
By implementing these measures, individuals and communities can significantly reduce the risk of wildfires and mitigate their potential impacts.
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Los Pinos Fire Protection District
PO Box 319
275 Browning Ave.
Ignacio, CO 81137

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