New ‘Wildfire Learning Network’ open to community

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – As Colorado heats up, the Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition is launching a new “Wildfire Learning Network” program open to the community.

The goal is to proactively educate the community on wildfire prevention. This program will allow residents to learn and interact with local experts. Including the National Weather Service, Grand Valley Power, Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction Fire Department, and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Some of the topics will include tips for keeping a home and family safe during wildfire season, and knowing your level of risk based on where you live, your environment and the characteristics that surround you.

“Wildfires are something our agencies are working on through the coalition with fuel reduction and education,” said Ellis Thompson-Ellis, Community Outreach Specialist for the Grand Junction Fire Department. . “But there are a lot of things that can happen on private property.”

Sessions will consist of a variety of free, publicly available monthly virtual meetings. The first session will take place on Tuesday, April 19.

For a link to the form, visit https://www.tworiverswildfirecoalition.org/learningnetwork to receive an invitation to events.

For more information, call 970-697-7052.

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