Click to Home
Experience Clear Creek

Go To Search
PrintEmailRSS

Home

Posted on: June 12, 2018

County Reminds All to Prepare for Fire Season, Avoid Smoke Threats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
County Reminds All to Prepare for Fire Season, Avoid Smoke Threats
Temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Active Now
June 12, 2018 - Clear Creek County Communications, Colo. – Clear Creek County officials are reminding residents and visitors to prepare for what to do before a wildfire, and during one---including how to avoid potential health threats from wildfire smoke.

“With wildfire season upon us, we are reminding people to prepare ahead of time, while taking care of yourself, your family and pets,” said Rick Albers, Clear Creek County Sheriff.
Part of this preparation (according to the EPA) includes knowing who in your family is most ‘at-risk’ (elderly, children and those with asthma, heart/lung disease, etc.), stocking up on needed medications, organizing those important items you may need (financial/personal documents), proper use of an air cleaner and/or mask; and, staying in touch to get the latest news and alerts.

As for what to do during a fire, follow instructions from local officials, stay inside, limit smoke inhalation, use portable air cleaners, and follow health warnings and local air quality reports.

For more information on fire season preparation, go to:
https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=smoke.index .

https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/advisory.aspx ---For information on local air quality conditions, advisories, and smoke conditions.

For information on the County’s Temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, go to: http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=563

-CCC-

For more information, contact John Bryan, Communications Director, at 303-679-2307, or email: jbryan@co.clear-creek.co.us.
Clear Creek County Official Website: http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/
Connect with us on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clear-Creek-County-Colorado/130701711250
Or, follow our tweets at: https://twitter.com/ClearCreekCoGov
Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email