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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Free workshops offered on reducing wildfire danger on private property

Wildfire mitigation classes

Durango Fire Protection District and the Durango Parks and Recreation department are partnering for a series of classes to educate homeowners how to reduce wildfire risk on their property.  

The workshops will take place 5-6:30 p.m. on May 11, 18 and 25. Limited slots are available. Call John Constan, the fire district’s community educator at 970-382-6014 with any question and to RSVP, or email him at

The first class focuses on creating a defensible space that reduces fire hazards around a home. The second class helps homeowners prepare for a wildfire and plan for a potential evacuation under a Wildfire Action Plan. The final class explains the work done by local and federal wildland firefighting crews. Durango Fire and Rescue Fire Marshall Karola Hanks and Wildfire Capt. Scott Nielson will lead the series. 

“Homeowners have the ultimate responsibility to proactively prepare their property for wildfire,” said John Constan, community educator for the fire district. “The purpose of these classes is to educate homeowners in ways to reduce the risk of property loss due to wildfires such as the recent Lafayette wildfire, near Boulder.”

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