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Wildland Division

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With the seasonal moisture our fire season began June 19th with the first dispatch of our national resources and ended September 11. We continued to be vigilant in updating our SARS/COVID-19 response guidelines throughout the season. Members of our national dispatch team were required to meet the recommendations of the Fire Chief with respect to vaccinations. This proved extremely valuable as none of our national resources tested positive while on dispatch. Below are some of the highlights of the 2021 season.

Number of wildland/grass fires within Mountain View’s district: 120

Total number of days on dispatch: 146

Total number of personnel dispatched: 19 (Engine and Single Resource orders)

Education and Training:

The emphasis of training was merging both Rocky Mountain Fire and Mountain View Fire into a cohesive one team. Numerous classes were sponsored and supported by the wildland program. Regional deliveries also occurred with many of our partners building collaboration for the future.

Due to 100 mph winds, moderate relative humidity and extensive drought conditions the devastating Marshall Fire start on December 30. The fire impacted the towns of Marshall, Superior and Louisville. A total of seventy seven agencies from across the state assisted with fire suppression and the start of recovery efforts which continue today.