In accordance with current State and County restrictions and taking into account the hot and dry conditions, the air quality impacts of both local and regional wildfires, and that respiratory impacts of COVID-19 can be compounded by smoke from outdoor burning, the City has issued fire restrictions, effective earlier this week.
The restrictions prohibit open burning of solid fuels, including but not limited to:
🚫 wood burning campfires
🚫 portable or built-in outdoor wood burning fire pits
🚫 charcoal grills
✅ Liquid or gas-fueled fires in fire pits, grills, and camp stoves
✅ Indoor fireplaces and wood-burning stoves
“Conditions remind me of the 2012 season. The incredibly hot and dry days have led to a series of red flag warnings. We need to work together to protect our community and prevent the sparks that could lead to wildfires.” –Poudre Fire Authority Chief Tom DeMint
The City of Fort Collins has implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, effective Monday, August 31. This decision was made by City Manager Darin Atteberry after a consultation with Poudre Fire Authority Fire Chief Tom DeMint and extensive reviews of: current weather conditions, precipitation, fire rest…
We've expanded our small business recovery fund to include even more local …
We've expanded our small business recovery fund to include even more local businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic. Applications are open from Sept. 30 to Oct. 7 and funds will not have to be repaid!
El fondo de recuperación para pequeños negocios ahora incluye a más negocios impactados por la pandemia y no necesita volver a pagarse. ¡Las solicitudes estarán disponibles del 30 de septiembre hasta el 7 de octubre!
Congratulations and thank you to retired firefighter Ray Gillan after 43 years …
🙌 Congratulations and thank you to retired firefighter Ray Gillan after 43 years of service. “He was one of those people that was just born to be a firefighter,” said fellow firefighter and president of the union at the flag ceremony. Firefighter Gillan was also a member of the union for his entire career. He was one of PFA’s first firefighters to become a certified EMT and was a strong supporter of the role of firefighters in emergency medical response at time when it was just emerging. “He never missed a chance to help anyone, on or off duty,” said another firefighter at the ceremony.
He was also a devoted safety educator. He operated the Safety House for years which was a moving trailer transformed to a miniature home meets interactive classroom. Thousands of second graders learned how to differentiate between a toy and hazard, what to do when the smoke alarm went off, and even practiced crawling across the floor and exiting a “bedroom” window.
His wife, four daughters, one son, and grandchildren attended his flag ceremony. After he received his flag, he presented each member of his family with a gift to honor the dedication and support they offered him through over four decades of long shifts and late-night calls. “I have said for a long time that I would retire from this job before I lost my positive attitude and joy in my work. I just didn’t know that it would take 42 years and that my body would give out before my heartfelt joy. I have lived and loved being a firefighter thanks to the men and women of PFA,” wrote Gillan.
This issue has been fixed. You can call 911 for emergencies again. You can also …
This issue has been fixed. You can call 911 for emergencies again. You can also always text to 911 in Larimer County if you’re in a situation where you’re unable to call.
⚠️911 is currently not functioning in our area. Please text to 911 or call 970-221-6545 if you need emergency assistance. We will update as soon as this issue is resolved.
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