National Wildfire Preparedness Day! May 5th 2018

Take action on your property and within your neighborhood, before smoke fills the air. At a time when wildfires are causing more damage to homes and businesses each year, Preparedness Day is a reminder that there are many things we can do to be prepared for wildfire. The day serves as a means to inspire and encourage people … More National Wildfire Preparedness Day! May 5th 2018

Mosquito Creek North Prescribed Burn

Fire managers on the Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger Teton National Forest are monitoring conditions in the Mosquito Creek area to conduct prescribed fire operations on the north side of the Mosquito drainage. Burning will initiate when conditions are favorable to meet burn objectives. Mosquito Creek North RX is a compartment identified within the … More Mosquito Creek North Prescribed Burn

TAWPC Members available to support your neighborhood with fire safety information

TAWPC is working with neighbors and homeowners associations to build a wildfire safe community before the smoke fills the air. Our members are committed to helping your neighborhood learn about defensible space and firewise practices.  Please consider inviting a fire professional to your next HOA meeting for a free 20 minute safety presentation and learn more about the opportunities … More TAWPC Members available to support your neighborhood with fire safety information

Fall Clean Up

In the West it’s a matter of when, not if, wildfire impacts our community. The Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition encourages all residents to clear and maintain the home ignition zone around their residences and outbuildings. The 2017 Fall Clean- Up offers a great incentive to pick up the yard, clean out the gutters, and … More Fall Clean Up

Burn Piles

Be prepared for burn week! Here is the information for Teton county: OPEN BURN INFORMATION (Only for those outside of Town of Jackson) Open Burn is pile > 3’ wide x 2’ tall (recreational fire) To report your Open Burn, please contact Jackson Hole Fire/EMS at 733-4732. Open burns are allowed in the Town of Jackson only … More Burn Piles

Its Good Time to Work on Defensible Space

As it starts to cool down it is a good time to start doing work to improve your homes defensible space.  Creating good defensible space can greatly increase the chances of your homes survival in a wildfire.  Limbing trees, getting rid of dead and down, and thinning tree stands are all good methods for creating and maintaining your … More Its Good Time to Work on Defensible Space

Even a Small Campfire Can Spread

The Cold Springs fire is a great example of how important it is to put your campfire out completely before leaving. In Nederland, Colorado two forest visitors left their campfire going and it escaped, starting the Cold Springs fire which spread into the local community, burning 8 homes.  Leaving a fire unattended is a felony arson charge with a maximum … More Even a Small Campfire Can Spread