Wildfire preparedness event Saturday in Woodland Park

Published: February 24, 2014, 9:23 am, by Matt Steiner
Waldo Canyon fire

The Waldo Canyon Fire scorched more than 18,000 acres in the mountains west of Colorado Springs in June 2012. (The Gazette file photo)

The city of Woodland Park will join other officials and wildfire mitigation experts Saturday for the 2014 Wildfire Preparedness Kick-Off Event at the Ute Pass Cultural Center.

The public is invited to the event that will run from 9 a.m. to noon on March 1.

Officials from Woodland Park, the Coalition for the Upper South Platte, the Colorado State Forest Service, Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District, the National Fire Protection Association and other organizations will be on hand to educate people about the importance of fire mitigation. There will be hands-on workshops, presentations and demonstrations.

Linda Masterson, author of “Surviving Wildfire: Get Prepared, Stay Alive, Rebuild Your Life,” will be at the event to share her personal account of surviving a wildfire and what she learned from her ordeal.

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The Event

What: 2014 Wildfire Preparedness Kick-Off Event

When: Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon

Where: Ute Pass Cultural Center, 201 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park