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May 16, 2024

Wildfire Partners Launches Special Event Chipping for Fire Districts and Agencies

Lyons Fire Protection District is the first to Host a Special Slash Drop-off Chipping Event on May 25

Key Points

  • Lyons Fire Protection District is hosting a Special Slash Drop-off Chipping Event in Lyons on Saturday, May 25 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • The free event is open to residents who live within the Lyons Fire Protection District in Boulder County.
  • Email Lyons Fire at for more information, or contact Wildfire Partners at 303-678-6168 or

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Wildfire Partners and Lyons Fire Protection District are excited to announce a community-driven Special Event Slash Drop-off Chipping day aimed at bolstering wildfire preparedness and community resilience on Saturday, May 25.

Hosted by the Lyons Fire Protection District in collaboration with Boulder County Wildfire Partners and Wright Tree Services, this free event invites Lyons-area residents to responsibly dispose of wood slash from their properties. As wildfires continue to pose a threat to our communities, the Lyons Fire Slash Drop-off Day provides an opportunity for residents to take proactive steps in reducing wildfire risks.

What: Slash Drop-off Day for Lyons-area Residents
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Town of Lyons Public Works parking lot, 4687 Ute Hwy.

Residents within the Lyons Fire Protection District in Boulder County may bring slash (limbs, branches, small diameter trees, etc.) on May 25 for proper disposal and chipping. Lyons Fire and Wright Tree Staff will be on-site to assist in removing slash from vehicles, and then chipping the slash through a woodchipper.

The event is free of charge, and registration information will be released on Lyons Fire social media channels before the event. Residents who are unable to register before the event will be required to complete a short questionnaire upon arrival to the event.

Lyons Fire experts will be available to answer wildfire mitigation questions, and provide wildfire prevention strategies, property maintenance tips, and resources available for homeowners to enhance fire resilience.

"At Lyons Fire, we are dedicated to empowering our community to mitigate wildfire risks," said Steve Pischke, Assistant Chief of Lyons Fire Protection District. "The Slash Drop-off Day offers a convenient and environmentally conscious solution for Lyons-area residents to clear hazardous fuels from their properties."

"We're thrilled to support the Lyons Fire Protection District for this important community event," said Zack Bertges, Boulder County’s Chipping Coordinator. "Lyons area residents have always been proactive and eager to mitigate their properties, and I’m happy Wildfire Partners now has the resources and staff to collaborate and develop these types of events. By working together, we can make a meaningful impact in reducing wildfire risks and safeguarding our communities."

For more information about the May 25 event, and other events the Lyons Fire District may host in the future, please contact the Lyons Fire Protection District at

About the Wildfire Partners Chipping Programs

The new Special Event Chipping format is available only to Fire Protection Districts or Agencies and their governmental representatives within Boulder County. Fire Protection organizations may apply for Special Event Chipping by directly contacting the Chipping Coordinator.

Wildfire Partners offers the Community Chipping Program for all Boulder County residents. The Community Chipping Program is specifically designed for homeowners to host their own independent Chipping Event, free of charge. A Community Chipping Event requires one household to assume the role of Chipping Event Host for their neighborhood. For more information, visit the Wildfire Partners Community Chipping Program webpage.

About Wildfire Partners

Wildfire Partners is Boulder County’s nationally recognized program designed to help residents prepare for wildfires. Technical and financial assistance is available to residents of the county through custom wildfire mitigation assessments, grant funding, educational programs, community events, and a free chipping program.

For more information about the Wildfire Partners Chipping Programs, contact Zack Bertges, Wildfire Partners Chipping Coordinator, at 303-678-6168 or

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