Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

Posted by on Apr 27, 2019 in | No Comments

Wildfire Preparedness Workshop April 27 In this comprehensive Cowildfire workshop, we will present the latest information that will help you prepare for a wildfire in our community. Much continues to be learned after the devastating fires of the last few years, so it is important to stay informed of the current recommendations around how to […]

May Saws And Slaws News

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
May Saws And Slaws News

by Heather Hanson / Jody Dickson Saws & Slaws Chainsaw Skills and Safety Class 2019There couldn’t have been better weather for the two day Chainsaw Skills and Safety Class for 2019. Everyone gathered at Fire Station #2 to learn how to safely use and maintain our chainsaws. In the class, we learn to break down […]

April Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Fire Mitigation Events | No Comments

by Heather Hanson /  Jody Dickson Here in the Wildland Urban Interface, if you survived daylight Savings time, you know it’s a good time to change batteries and replace fire extinguishers. Relocate those buckets, hoses and ladders. Spring is springing. It’s time to get together your hand tools. Maybe get a Pulaski? What’s a Pulaski? […]

Prescribed Burn Tour

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Prescribed Burn Tour April 13 Prescribed burns are one of the most efficient ways to reduce fuels and are meant to mimic the fires that would naturally burn through an area. Find out more about how it is done on this tour by Boulder County Open Space and CU Center for Sustainable Landscapes and Communities.

Chainsaw Skills & Safety Class

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019 in | No Comments

Chainsaw Skills & Safety Class April 6 and 7 This quality, hands-on training will give you the skills you need to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance. Training will be presented in three parts: – Chainsaw Maintenance – cutting safely requires a well running saw. – Chainsaw Safety & […]

March Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Articles | No Comments

by Heather Hanson /  Jody Dickson Did you know the prolonged prevention of wildfires, since the Big Burn in 1910 of Wallace, Idaho, exacerbated the threat of hotter burning, more impactful, deadly megafires?  As explained by photo journalist and wildfire researcher Michael Kodas, prevention has resulted in dangerously over fueled forests. With forty times the […]

February Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Jan 20, 2019 in Articles | No Comments

by Heather Hanson /  Jody Dickson When is a good time to inventory your home’s contents? Not after a disaster. No-one really wants to think about what they could lose. The prospect of such an undertaking can sound tedious, and likely it can feel overwhelming. Ultimately though, you will get your maximum payout, in minimal […]

January Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018 in Articles | No Comments

by Jody Dickson / Heather Hanson Facing January, here in 2019, Saws and Slaws is reflecting on the year that has past, and planning the year ahead. We are extremely grateful to ALL of our volunteers and to the community for their support. In 2018, our volunteers worked a total of 642 hours in the […]

Community Risk Reduction

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Jody Dickson In October, I was able to participate in a “Train the Trainer” workshop hosted by the Pike Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners.  While the theme was how to teach about wildfire mitigation, we mostly talked about effective ways to teach about community risk reduction.  I was hoping to get some insight about what […]

November Saws & Slaws News

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Heather Hanson It’s November and we had our warning storm. Over here, by the K-8, we got seven and a half inches. Pinecliffe saw nine and a half, and Nederland met with nine point five. Now is the time to get the things you want away from the elements, inside. November is also the […]