Wildfire Community Action Fund
Community resilience means living with fire and proactively reducing the negative consequences.
From homeowners to businesses, Forest Service to local nonprofits, we need collaborative community action to keep our town safe and our local ecosystems healthy.
Fire plays a natural and regenerative role in ecosystems. However, after a century of fire suppression practices, the heavy fuel load (sticks, dead trees, brush, etc.) is causing wildfires to occur more frequently, spread faster, and burn hotter. Warmer seasons and regular drought are contributing to a worsening situation on the ground.
Aspen Fire's new Wildfire Community Action Fund is dedicated to protecting our town through collaborative action.
Aspen Fire is working proactively around the clock.
AFPD maintains five fire stations throughout the district with crews ready to respond to incidents. We have also partnered with Pano AI to install high-tech, rotating camera stations that can detect wildfires on the landscape as early as possible.
We provide homeowners with wildfire risk assessments at no charge, risk mapping, tips for "home hardening" (making your property as protected as possible), evacuation preparedness tools, and more.
Click the links below to learn about actions you can take!
Aspen Fire's new Wildfire Community Action Fund (WCAF) is accomplishing proactive on-the-ground work for wildfire mitigation, fuels reduction, improved forest health, watershed protection, and habitat restoration.
Funds raised through the WCAF will be used for wildfire mitigation in AFPD's district and connected landscapes. Private donations will also help leverage federal grant funding, as most federal grants require "matching funds" to receive an award.