August Saws and Slaws News

Posted by on Jul 20, 2019 in Articles, Fire Mitigation Events | No Comments
August Saws and Slaws News

Out In The YardSummer is in full swing. The noxious weed thistles are getting ready to put on their vibrant hot pink appeal and send their seed. Don’t buy it, try to eliminate these suckers before they bloom. Noxious Weeds take over ecosystems to their detriment. Curious what lurks around you? Boulder County has a […]

July Saws and Slaws News

The Flowers Are Out! So beautiful. Seems a shame to clear them out for the sake of your home’s defensible space right? But defensible space is crucial to your home’s survival during a wildfire. I know it tugs at your heart strings, but it’s worth it. Start your fire breaks in your 30 foot radius […]

June Saws and Slaws News

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Fire Mitigation Events | No Comments
June Saws and Slaws News

June Saws & Slaws News by Heather Hanson / Jody DicksonWildfire Preparedness Workshop UpdateOn April 27th several of our good citizens gathered at the CCCIA Hall for the Wildfire Preparedness Workshop to learn about best practices in preparing for a wildfire event. Since wildfire is not a if, but when prevision, attendance empowers us to […]

15 Months 15 Days 15 Hours 15 Minutes

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Nathan Whittington, Gilpin County Emergency Manager talks to us about preparedness from the Wildfire Preparedness Workshop  (Presentation 15 Months 2019).  

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? […]

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 […]