Summit County firefighters to conduct wildfire training in neighborhoods |

Summit County firefighters to conduct wildfire training in neighborhoods

Daily News staff report

Firefighters from all three Summit County fire departments will be conducting on-the-ground wildfire training in three different neighborhoods this week, and residents may encounter fire crews or even receive practice notifications.

The training, focusing specifically on fighting wildfires in the “urban interface,” or developed areas on the edges of the forest, will occur in the Tiger Road area today and Friday and in the Silverthorne area on Thursday. Crews each day will assemble between 9-9:30 a.m., and training will run until about 5 p.m.

Signs will be posted in the areas where training will be occurring, and residents may receive notifications by telephone or Summit County Alert as part of the training. All communication will clearly be identified as for training purposes, not an actual emergency.

(If you have not signed up for Summit County Alert, a free text-messaging and email notification service that will alert you to any emergency situations in the county and your own communities, please do so at

In addition to firefighters from Copper Mountain, Lake Dillon Fire and Red, White and Blue Fire, residents may encounter participants from the U.S. Forest Service and local law-enforcement officers.

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