Wildfire Command and Control Transition
On July 1, 2012, the CSFS fire-management functions for command and control transferred from Colorado State University to the Colorado Department of Public Safety under its Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Wildland Fire Management Section.
Wildfire Command and Control Transitions from the Colorado State Forest Service to the Department of Public Safety
The State of Colorado is in the process of centralizing all of the state's fire-management functions into a single, statewide point of contact for fire management, command and control.
This move involves relocating the fire management functions of the Colorado State Forest Service and the Division of Emergency Management, located in the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, to the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) by July 1, 2012.
Colorado State University and the Colorado State Forest Service fully support this move and are working closely with CDPS to ensure that, as a state, we are optimally positioned to protect Colorado's citizens, communities, infrastructure and important natural resources during wildfires.
The forest management, research, education and outreach aspects of the Colorado State Forest Service remain at CSU and are fully available to agencies, organizations and landowners where integration and application of this knowledge adds value.
The CSFS and CDPS have been working together to prepare for an organized, efficient and transparent transition of these functions to CDPS. In the meantime, CSU/CSFS and the CDPS ask that you continue "business as usual" with the CSFS.
As the process moves forward, additional information will be posted on this web page.