Boulder County has a wild and varied history of wildfires. There are many ways that residents and visitors can help prevent fires from occurring and to protect themselves when they do occur.
Fire restrictions can be enacted either by the Sheriff or the Board of County Commissioners when certain outdoor conditions are met. It is CRITICAL that visitors and residents alike do everything possible to prevent fires of all kinds.
Office of Emergency Management Preparedness
Visit the Office of Emergency Management website for information on how to prepare and protect yourself in the event of an emergency from fire, flooding and other disasters.
Fire Danger Levels
Visit the National Weather Service website for up-to-date information about fire danger levels.
Fire Management acts as the subject matter experts to the Sheriff for wildfire suppression, prescribed burning, fire restriction implementation, and education.
Join the Forest Health listserv and receive updates on the best ways to manage your private forested lands.