Upcoming Events 


FireWise Council Meeting
Falls Creek Ranch Mitigation Tour
September 19, 4:15-7:00 pm 
Meet at La Plata County Fairgrounds


New Ambassador Orientation Session 1
September 28, 5:30- 7:30 pm
Durango Public Lands Center
15 Burnett Ct, Durango
Contact your County Coordinator to RSVP


Certified Burner (CCBB) / Introduction
to Agency Burn Boss (RXB3)

Oct 16th-18 
30 N. Ash Cortez, CO
Space is limited! RSVP with Tanner Hutt at


October Montezuma FireWise Meeting
Date, time, and location TBD 
Contact Amanda Brenner for information







Missionary Ridge Fire 2002Fire Mtigation work
Firewise Southwest Colorado at the Durango Farmer's Market

Success Stories

About These Success Stories

These stories represent years of hard work by dedicated volunteers and community members. Many of them have been with the FireWise of SW Colorado since its inception in 2003 and/or the Neighborhood Ambassador Program which began in 2004. This is just a sampling of success stories -- more are happening every year.

On behalf of our local fire departments as well as our local, state, and federal partners, FireWise thanks these FireWise Ambassadors for their tireless dedication and persistence in working with their neighbors to improve their community’s wildfire preparedness, and ultimately that of southwest Colorado.