When You Want to Help Firefighters
Incident: West Fork Complex Wildfire
When you want to help….
In a time of crisis people naturally want to reach out and help. We appreciate those efforts and have developed a list of suggestions.
Most appreciated by firefighters:
>Thank you notes and banners
>Donations to Wildland Firefighter Foundation at http://www.wffoundation.org/
What we cannot accept:
>Food items- due to health and federal contract regulations
Note: Local food bank donations tend to decrease when the public chooses to donate their food to fire camp- we feed our assigned fire crews three meals a day including snacks.
The Best Suggestions:
>Join or support your local volunteer fire department or emergency organizations- they need your generosity since they are the first responders in many cases.
>Donate to local charitable organizations like the Red Cross.
>DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND YOUR HOME- give emergency responders and yourself a safe area to retreat to or to defend your home in.
> For other ways to volunteer or make donations dial 2-1-1 or visit http://helpcoloradonow.com/
Thank you for your cooperation!