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Colorado State Forest Service
Colorado State University
Wildfire Mitigation & Education Publications


Home Ignition Zone Guide 
New 2021 – replaces 2012-1 Quick Guide

Resource Information Links

Larimer County
Sheriff's Office


Emergencies, Dial 911

Non-Emergency/Dispatch: (970)416-1985

Sheriff's Office Administration (970)498-5108

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline


The 988 Lifeline,
Dial 988

988 is now active across the United States. 

Larimer County Office of Emergency Management


Larimer County Emergency Preparedness Guide 2023

Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority, LETA


Sign up for alerts at LETA 911

Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority, LETA, LETA911,
is the Governing Authority for 9-1-1 in Larimer County Colorado.



In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert. That’s why agencies in Larimer County will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or safety.

Sign up to receive emergency notifications at

Sign up for accessible alerts.


DEAF LINK is a provider of accessible communication solutions with a mission to address the critical communications needs of persons with sensory disabilities who may be Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, Deaf-Blind or literacy challenges.

Core to Deaf Link's services is the Accessible Hazard Alert System (AHAS).



The Reachwell app allows community members to select the language in which they receive emergency alerts from public safety agencies in Larimer County. With 103 languages to choose from, community members can stay connected, access resources, and chat in the language they prefer.

You can download the Reachwell app today from the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control Department of Public Safety


The Wildfire Information Resource Center (WIRC) includes details about current fires burning as well as fire prevention and mitigation information.

National Fire Protection Association


The leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical, and related hazards.

Learn what action you can take to make your home safer from wildfire.

Colorado 811


Know what's below.

If you’re digging deep or even just a few inches, you must contact Colorado 811 to have underground utilities marked.

iDig811 is a user friendly platform for homeowners and professional excavator to submit a single address locate online, 24/7. It’s simple, it’s fast and it’s free.

Request a locate now

Larimer County Short-Term Rentals


Code Compliance Enforcement

To file a complaint, please call 970-480-0865 or submit a
STR complaint online at, 

Boulder County Community Forestry Sort Yards


Drop off your logs, slash, timber, pinecones, paper yard bags of pine needles and vegetation for FREE at one of two yards.

The Nederland Sort Yard:
291 Ridge Road, Nederland
Open: May 4 – Oct. 22
Wed. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Meeker Park Sort Yard:
8200 Hwy 7, Allenspark
Open: June 1 – Oct. 15
Wed. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Red Cross


To learn more, visit

GET a kit!
MAKE a plan!
BE informed!

Emergency Kit visual checklist

Pet Disaster checklist

Larimer County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services and Fire Rescue


The Emergency Services Unit is responsible for the management of wildland fire, search and rescue, water rescue, and hazardous materials incidents in Larimer County.

Coordination of these incidents includes the Fire Protection Districts and volunteer fire departments in Larimer County, Larimer County Search and Rescue, Larimer County Dive Rescue Team, Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol, and Colorado State Division of Fire Prevention and Control. 

Resources on Pet End-of-Life Care and Pet Loss

Resources provided by by Jessica Pierce, PhD and Robin Ferruggia.

For local hospice care and in-home euthanasia:

Caring Pathways

Available 24/7
[email protected]
308 Mountain View Dr #B
Berthoud, Colorado
(720) 287-2553

For understanding pain in your animal:



For general information about pain behaviors, AAHA How to Tell If Your Dog Is in Pain:

American Animal Hospital Association

Pain Management for Dogs and Cats

Colorado State University’s
pain scales for dogs and cats:


CSU Canine Acute Pain Scale Chart

End-of-life decision-making and bereavement:

Argus Institute at Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital

Provides hospice and bereavement counseling for people with animals being treated at CSU Vet Hospital.

Helping children with pet loss:

Veterinary Teaching Hospital


Adam Clark LCSW, AASW
Psychology Today

 Animal Attachment blog 


Jessica Pierce Ph.D. Psychology Today

All Dogs Go to Heaven blog


Books for more information:

The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the Ends of Their Lives, by Jessica Pierce, PhD

Forever Friend: A children’s guide and activity book for saying goodbye to a special dog, by Mary Gardner and Coleen Ellis

Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice, by Amir Shanan, Jessica Pierce, Tami Shearer (eds.)


Mountain Lion Information 

Source - Colorado Parks & Wildlife:

Learn More - Be Safe

Mountain Lion Safety from Colorado Parks & Wildlife 

Colorado Parks & Wildlife created this four-episode video series to share information from their research on mountain lions in an informative manner that is accessible and interesting to the public.

The four-episode video series is available on YouTube.
Click an Episode to view:
Episode 1- Mountain lion biology and historical perspective
Episode 2- Mountain lion habitat and human expansion
Episode 3- Hunting
Episode 4- What to do if you encounter a mountain lion

Colorado Parks and Wildlife


Living with Mountain Lions

Source - Colorado Parks & Wildlife: 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife information on mountain lions can be found at:

Living with Lions

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

DO NOT leave any food in your car unless you want your car destroyed because the bears will rip anything apart to get to food! Remember, bears can smell an enticing odor from five miles away! 

Click on the links below for bear information:
     Living With Bears
     Bearproofing Your Home
     Bear Deterrents

Young wildlife do not need your help; Leave them alone!

If you see a young animal, admire its beauty from a distance, and then move on quietly. Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages parents to explain to their children not to disturb wildlife.

Young wildlife do not need your help - Article