Colorado's wildfires strike quickly and give little time for immediate preparation. It's often not until after the fire that the ramifications of loss and damage become clear.
During and after a wildfire, a person's health can be affected in numerous ways. Information is available that can help you and those you care about remain healthy both during the wildfire and throughout the recovery period.
Air Quality and Smoke Concerns
Health Protection During Fire Cleanup
Protection From Illness
Wildfires and Stress
Lost birth and death certificates
The CSU Extension Office has numerous publications pertaining to protection from and recovery from wildfires including information on restoring vegetation, care of animals and livestock and insects and diseases related to wildfires among others. Publications are available either on-line ("dealing with disasters") or through the CSU Extension office at 1525 Blue Spruce, 498-6000.
For more, visit www.ready.gov/wildfires