Due to current drought conditions, arid vegetation, and increases in grass fire occurrences on undeveloped areas of Colorado Springs, the Burn Restriction Order 2021-R1 put into effect on September 13, 2021 is still in place until rescinded.
- Outdoor smoking is allowed in designated areas only. NOT ALLOWED IN CITY OWNED PARKS AND OPEN SPACES.
- If you smoke, put it out. All the way. Every time.
- Don’t walk away from lit cigarettes and other smoking materials.
- Put water on the ashes and butts to make sure they are really out before you put them in the trash.
- Don't discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves etc.
Review the Burn Restriction guide at https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/inline-images/burn_restrictions_info_external_090221.pdf
Home Escape Plan
Have you practiced your fire escape plan lately? If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire. It’s too late to start developing a home fire escape plan when fire strikes.
Learn more planning tips at https://coloradosprings.gov/fire-department/page/home-evacuation-plan
- Working smoke alarms save lives!
- Make sure you have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and in each sleeping area.
- Test your smoke alarms monthly.
- Smoke alarms that do not have self-encased batteries need to have the battery replaced at least once a year.
- Replace any smoke alarms that are older than 10 years.