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Fire Prevention & Readiness meeting

October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Come find out (and remember!) how to reduce the risk of dangerous fires in and around your home, and how to be ready for any emergencies.

On Wednesday, October 9, Baca Firewise Committee and Baca Fire Department are hosting a community meeting at the POA Hall from 6 to 7 pm, with the key information you need . . . and some snacks.

There are easy steps you can take to protect yourself, your loved ones, your home, the land and wildlife, and our whole community. Your choices really do make a difference for the whole community. Reducing fire risk here is a long-term, ongoing effort which requires all of us to work together. Every home and lot owner make can make simple, crucial contributions.

As we look towards winter, the community meeting’s practical topics will include:  (1) Woodstoves, chimneys and firewood storage; (2) Where and how to harvest firewood from the greenbelt areas and the National Forest; (3) Evacuation routes and personal readiness; (4) your questions and concerns. Firewood permit applications will be available for both the POA common lands and the Rio Grande National Forest.

The 1-hour meeting will begin with an introduction to the Baca Grande Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) which guides all work reducing the risk of wildfire in our community.  The CWPP was developed by Colorado State Forest Service with input from Baca Fire Department and other experts.

The Baca Firewise Committee needs you! The group’s mission is to educate and assist Baca residents to reduce the risk of wildfire and the threat to lives and property. The group meets monthly and works in a focused, respectful style. We are dedicated to learning about our local fire risks and priorities, and we have both the funding and inspiration to make real progress. Please join us!  Send an email to to learn more.

Address signs are an easy way to keep yourself, your loved ones and your house safe. The standard blue numeral signs are visible from an ambulance, fire engine or your neighbors, day or night. At the community meeting, you can order a sign from the County—for $18, including delivery and installation. You can also enter to win a free sign.

The event also is an opportunity for you to ask questions and voice your ideas for future Firewise programs. You can also contact


October 9
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Event Category:

POA meeting room

Rd. T + Google Map

Daily Events:

• Morning Aarati, Haidakhandi Universal Ashram, 7-8am, 256-4108,

• Jyorei, Shumei Sanctuary, please be seated by 7:50am and 5:50pm, 256-5248

• Tours, gallery & Jyorei, Shumei, 9am-5pm, 256-5284

• Open meditation & prayers 9-10am in Vajra Vidya Retreat Center Shrine Room. All are welcome. 256-5539.

• Tours, Temple & Gift Shop – Haidakhandi Universal Ashram, 256-4108,,

• Evening Aarati, Haidakhandi Universal Ashram, 6-7pm. Chanting in Sanskirt and Hindi. All are welcome. 256-4108,,

Weekly Events:


• Sunday masses at Nada Hermitage 9-10am, 256-4778

• Sunday Service Crestone Baptist Church, Christian Service Traditional/Contemporary 10am-noon

• AA meeting (open, discussion), Crestone Town Hall, Alder St. north of Galena Ave, 7pm

• Drop in Meditation at Choying Dzong (Sitting and Walking), 2281 Happy Day OL, 10am – 1pm


• Al-Anon meeting, Little Shepherd Church, Alder St. north of Galena Ave., 1pm


• Continuing Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style Shakti Sharanam, 5-6:45pm by donation,, 256-5668

• NA meeting (open), Little Shepherd Church, Alder St. north of Galena Ave., 7:30pm


• Yoga Fundamentals & Refinments, Shakti Sharanam, 8:30- 10am by donation,, 256-5668

• Food Bank, next to Crestone Mercantile, 10am-noon

• Wednesday night Bible study, Crestone Baptist Church 6-7:30pm


• AA meeting (open, Book Study) Crestone Baptist Church, Rd. T west of the kiosk, noon

• Continuing Ashtanga Yoga, Mysore Style Shakti Sharanam, 5pm-6:45pm, by donation,, 256-5668



• NA meeting (open, Step Study), Little Shepherd Church, Alder St. north of Galena Ave., 9am

• Feel Free Ministries free meal, noon-4pm, Little Shepherd Community Center