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December 31, 2021
Press Release: Town of Buena Vista All Hazard Program
On November 30, 2021, the Town of Buena Vista was notified that the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) had determined that the Town of Buena Vista All-Hazard program did not comply with their requirements since the Town has contracted with Chaffee County Fire Protection District to provide local fire emergency services. This determination was unexpected, so the Town spent the last few weeks in December appealing this decision and exploring alternatives to preserve this program. Unfortunately, there are no options at this time, and we will transition the program resources to other Wildland Units including Chaffee County Fire Protection District.
The good news is that Chaffee County Fire operates a Wildland program utilizing their equipment and people resources. Local resources that were involved with the Buena Vista All-Hazard Program will have the opportunity to work through Chaffee County Fire. The Town of Buena Vista and surrounding areas are better prepared and protected from fire emergencies through our partnership with Chaffee County Fire. A few key points regarding the Buena Vista All-Hazard Program.