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Jun 18

Snowmass Wildcat Bringing Some 'Star Power' to Talk Wildfire Prevention

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:14 AM by Kelly Vaughn

Looking for another reason to attend the Town Council Special Meeting on June 25th?

In addition to other wildfire safety experts, two Keynote Speakers, Assistant Fire Marshal Kris Cooper from the Colorado Springs Fire Department and Prevention Specialist Douglas Paul from the Bureau of Reclamation will be speaking at the Snowmass Village Town Hall.

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Kris Cooper has been with the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) for 15 years where he currently serves as the Deputy Fire Marshal in the Fire Construction Services Section. In Kris' 23 years in the fire service, he has been fortunate to work with two very professional and dynamic fire service organizations where he has gained knowledge and experience in fire behavior as it relates to building construction and fire protection systems.

Assistant Fire Marshal Kris Cooper's presentation will inform the Town Council and the Snowmass Village Community with practical experience and lessons learned from the devastating Mountain Shadows and Waldo Canyon fires in the Colorado Springs area. He will help to explain how the Colorado Springs Community and the CSFD has partnered to learn how to better prepare for the continuing threat of wildfire and the advantages of property mitigation and Firewise construction practices.

The Waldo Canyon fire is Colorado's most expensive wildfire — with 6,648 claims totaling $453.7 million.

In addition to Marshal Cooper's presentation, Douglas Paul, from the Bureau of Reclamation will help explain the "true costs of a wildfire" to a community such as Snowmass Village.

Questions? Contact John T. Mele, Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal for the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District

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