Jeffco Board of County Commissioners Work Session: Wildfire Risk & Mitigation

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Last week, we were invited to record the Jefferson County Commissioners Work Session on the issue of Wildfire Risk and Mitigation in the county. Below is the video of that meeting.
From Jeffco CO County Government:

Learn About Wildfire Mitigation in Jefferson County
On Tuesday, May 21, Fire Chiefs from Elk Creek Fire Department, Evergreen Fire Rescue and Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District along with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Team and Jeffco Open Space, CO staff, provided presentations on Wildfire Mitigation to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners as part of a work session. Open Space provided information specifically about what is being done to mitigate wildfire danger at Jeffco Open Space Parks. Work Sessions conducted by the Board of County Commissioners are informal discussions to explore an issue facing the county in more depth.

In addition to the presentations, Jefferson County’s Facilities Division provided information about the county’s Slash Program. You can learn more about the Slash Program at

Visit the Work Sessions page on our website for more details:

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Intro - Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper
5:50 - Presentation by Chief Bill McLaughlin and Chief Mike Weege
20:00 - Q & A
33:00 - Presentation by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
54:30 - Presentation by Jeffco Open Space
1:09:00 Q & A
1:17:30 - Lesley Dahlkemper, International Wildland Urban Interface Building Code, Chapter 5, Economic Considerations, Moratorium on Development in Unincorporated Jeffco
1:40:00 - Lesley Dahlkemper, Wrap-Up

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Our thanks to Commissioner Dahlkemper and Julie Story, Jeffco Public Affairs, for the invitation to record the meeting, and to all the presenters for a wealth of information and positive discussion on potential collaboration moving forward to address the serious issue of wildfire risk our Foothills communities face. Please take some time to watch, send feedback to the Commissioners, and get involved in your local fire departments if you can!
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Last edit: 28 May 2019 12:29 by MyMountainTown. Reason: Added agenda and presentation links
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Replied by CanyonCourier on topic Jeffco Board of County Commissioners Work Session: Wildfire Risk & Mitigatio

County talks wildfire risk, prevention

When it comes to fire risk, the mountain area of Jefferson County tops the list. To protect the Front Range, fire chiefs and county officials agree it’s going to take a collaborative effort.

To get the ball rolling, the county commissioners on May 21 held the first joint work session on wildfire mitigation in Jeffco’s mountain communities. In addition to hearing about fire risk and mitigation from those who understand and experience it firsthand, the commissioners hoped to carve a path forward and find tangible solutions to the problem.

“None of us wants to leave anything to chance,” said Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper, who represents much of the mountain area. “That’s for sure.”

The work session mostly served as an introductory conversation, and the commissioners are already planning additional study sessions on the wildland-urban interface code, which is designed to mitigate the risks from wildfire to life and property, and the development moratorium in Conifer requested earlier this year by the Elk Creek Fire Protection District.

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By Deborah Swearingen
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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Replied by Mountain-News-Events on topic Jeffco Board of County Commissioners Work Session: Wildfire Risk & Mitigatio

Attached below are a draft of proposed building code changes for unincorporated Jefferson County. There is not yet a scheduled hearing on these, as soon as we find out a date, we will update that here. Please read through these and send your feedback to our County Commissioners.


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