Entries by Mark Vahrenwald

RedZone is Excited to Support Wildfire Partners

Wildfire Partners is a home mitigation program aimed at helping Boulder County residents prepare for wildfire. RedZone, in cooperation with the county, is beginning its second year of facilitating the program. The goal of Wildfire Partners is to assist homeowners who live in the mountains and foothills, and guide them through the process of hardening […]

Join RedZone at the 2017 WUI Conference

RedZone is happy to be taking part in the annual Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Conference to be held this year in late March at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. This event, hosted by The International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC), offers invaluable hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the various challenges presented […]

RedZone Aides In Wildfire Mitigation Education

The Cold Springs fire – July 2016 On July 9, 2016 the Cold Springs Fire in Nederland, CO destroyed 8 homes and over 600 acres, prompting more information about wildfire mitigation to be taught to homeowners living in Boulder County, CO. RedZone is driving the educational cause by partnering with Wildfire Partners, a wildfire mitigation […]

How to Become a Wildland Firefighter

So you want to become a wildland firefighter but you’re not sure how to do it? Below are a few ideas to get you started. Where do wildland firefighters come from? Wildland firefighting outfits often recruit staff from forestry or land management organizations such as the US forest service, BLM, state forestry services, National Park […]