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This page contains documents with information regarding current fire restrictions on the Dillon Ranger District.  Links are also provided which you can use to get more information regarding current fire conditions across Colorado and help wildfire-proof your home.  To view any document please click on the document icon.


   ** Please note that the documents listed below are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Before downloading the form, be sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, a FREE program, installed on your computer. Just click the "Get Acrobat Reader" graphic to download the freely available Acrobat Reader Utility. Then double-click the executable file and follow the on-screen instructions to install it.


Documents available on this page:

  • EXPLANATION OF FIRE RESTRICTION LEVELS
  • EXPLANATION OF FIRE DANGER RATINGS
  • LINKS TO FIRE RESOURCES

  • EXPLANATION OF FIRE RESTRICTION LEVELS:  Click on the icon below to view an explanation of the different levels of fire restrictions that the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management use.

       
      EXPLANATION OF FIRE RESTRICTION LEVELS  

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    EXPLANATION OF FIRE DANGER RATINGS:  Click on the icon below to view an explanation of the different levels of fire danger ratings that the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management use. 

       
      EXPLANATION OF FIRE DANGER RATINGS  

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    LINKS TO FIRE RESOURCES:  Click on the links below to view web pages that contain useful fire resources.

    Colorado Fire Restriction Viewer:

    This page contains a cool map that shows all current fire restrictions that are in effect in the state of Colorado.  You can create a custom map by selecting various layers to display on the map.  There are also links to other fire pages on the map.

    Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management: 

    The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit (UCR) provides a full range of fire management services to participating federal, state and local jurisdictions in western Colorado.

    The UCR is composed of the Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction Field Offices of the Bureau of Land Management; Grand Valley Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests; and the White River National Forest.

    Colorado Division of Emergency Management:

    The Colorado Division of Emergency Management website provides information concerning fire restrictions throughout the entire state of Colorado.  Users can link to all the counties in the state along with all federal and state parks and forests to check on any fire restrictions that may be in effect for those areas.

    The National Fire Plan:

    The National Fire Plan was developed in August 2000, following a landmark wildland fire season, with the intent of actively responding to severe wildland fires and their impacts to communities while ensuring sufficient firefighting capacity for the future. The NFP addresses five key points: Firefighting, Rehabilitation, Hazardous Fuels Reduction, Community Assistance, and Accountability.

    USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Web Site:

    The Fire and Aviation Management part of the USDA Forest Service is a diverse group of people working to advance technologies in fire management and suppression, maintain and improve the extremely efficient mobilization and tracking systems in place, and reach out in support of our Federal, State, and International fire partners.

    National Interagency Fire Center:

    The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is the nationís support center for wildlandfirefighting. Seven federal and state agencies call NIFC home and work together to coordinate and support wildland fire and disaster operations. These agencies include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Association of State Foresters, National Weather Service, and Office of Aircraft Services.

    Firewise.org

    This web site contains educational information for people who live or vacation in fire-prone areas of the United States. It was designed to acquaint YOU with the challenges of living with wildland fire. As you get familiar with various sections of the site, you will learn more about wildland fire protection, whether you are a homeowner or a firefighter. You can read Wildfire News & Notes, a publication for wildland firefighters. Or you can access one of the site's many interactive games or tutorials. If you have specific questions, ask a wildland fire expert, or use the Firewise message board. The Firewise Home Page provides learning opportunities in its Firewise Communities Workshop area and tells you how to make your own neighborhood Firewise by participating in the Firewise Communities/USA recognition program.

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