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    Wildfires have had devastating effects on Jefferson County. Due to the county's geographic makeup, wildfire is always a concern, and it is a more potent threat during droughts or dry spells. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office collaborates with multiple agencies and the public to ensure the wildland fire management programs are fully integrated. The Sheriff's Office interacts with partners and cooperators to include planning, preparedness, suppression, restoration, monitoring, research and education components of fire management.

    The Fire Information Hotline is your source for up-to-date news on fire restrictions and bans, fireworks regulations and violations, burn permit information and more. Dial 303-271-8200 to be informed.

    Fire Restrictions and Bans

    The Sheriff may enact fire restrictions and bans for unincorporated portions of Jefferson County. Detailed information can be found on the fire restrictions and bans webpage, the Fire Information Hotline (303-271-8200) or by registering for fire restrictions and bans email alerts.

    Prevention and Preparedness

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is heavily engaged in wildland fire prevention and hazard mitigation to reduce unwanted human caused ignitions, to reduce damages and losses caused by unwanted wildland fires, to reduce unnecessary risk to firefighters, and to reduce the suppression costs of wildland fires. The Sheriff's Office is focused on preparedness with activities planned and implemented prior to wildland fire.

    We recommend residents take hazard mitigation steps to make their home less susceptible to fire, including removing 'slash' (debris from vegetation found in forest areas) from around their homes.

    Slash events are offered by Jefferson County. Visit the slash collection website for more information.

    Emergencies

    In the event of, or in preparation of a wildfire emergency, the Sheriff's Office encourages residents to be aware of the evacuation levels, the emergency blog and CodeRED (the emergency notification mechanism), as well as services offered to persons with disabilities, Smart911, and other emergency management and preparedness measures. Please visit our emergencies webpage for more details.