March 19th, 2023
Hi neighbors, I hope many of you have had a chance to look over the Firewise program. We have an opportunity to attend a Wildfire Evacuation Workshop next month, a great opportunity to get up to speed and put your personal safety plan together. Please attend if you can!
Thanks, Trice
Firewise Coordinator

Personal Evacuation Planning

What is your plan to get out alive?


Fire Adapted Bailey, Seniors Alliance of Platte Canyon and the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District invite you to a WILDFIRE EVACUATION PLANNING workshop.

Learn how to get out alive when the fire comes, and develop your

personalized plan.

What: Personal Evacuation Planning Workshop

         When:  Saturday April 15th 2 PM to 4 PM

    Saturday April 22nd 2 PM to 4 PM


         Place:  Crow Hill Fire Station



March 11th, 2023

Hi Mill Iron D friends and neighbors:

While we are currently snug in our winter snow coverage, soon will come the season to consider wildfire and neighborhood protection. At last month’s MIDEHOA Board meeting, I volunteered to be the coordinator of our possible Firewise community. My name is Trice Hufnagel, I live over on Conestoga.

Today I’m sending out a link to information about the Firewise national program.

Firewise was set up in cooperation with the Forest Service, federal law, the US Department of Agriculture and the National Fire Protection Association. By educating community members on fire prevention and encouraging neighborhood preparedness, Firewise volunteerism helps establish a safer neighborhood/forest interface. 

As you have time, please check out the NFPA Firewise information page. I have joined our local Fire Adaptive Bailey Board, representing MIDEHOA. At our regular meetings, Board members representing the various Bailey area Firewise-certified neighborhoods (Burland, KZ Ranch, Bailey Estates, Deer Creek Valley Ranchos, etc.), share accomplishments, techniques, resources and good cheer. This cooperative community group can apply for funding to help protect our neighborhoods from wildfire.

As the spring progresses, I hope to get to know most of you as we work together on Firewise initiatives, making our homes easier to insure and our entire community ready to face the challenges of changing climate. Please take a few minutes to read about the program. Go to, click around, click on "Prepare your home", see what you think. You can email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we’ll get the ball rolling. We’re in pretty good shape here in MIDE – let’s all work together for our neighborhood.

Yes, I’m looking for more volunteers! Watch for future Firewise emails.

Your neighbor, Trice