Case Study: LETA911 Uses Prepared to Determine Wildfire Response

By Josh Keeler

In 2021, according to the National Intragency Fire Center, the United States governmentspent $4.3 billion suppressing wildland fires. These large-scale wildfires place an incredible strain on emergency resources and often require coordination across multiple agencies. In Larimer County, Colorado, public safety officials have had to deal with some of the worst wildland fires in the country over the last five years. The Cameron Peak Fire began on August 13th, 2020 and was not officially “controlled” until January of 2021. It claimed almost 500 homes.

"[We have] a very large county, very rough and tough terrain to maneuver and we deal with that [terrain] unfortunately a lot. I think we have more natural disasters in our county than in anywhere else in the state of CO,” says David Moore, Executive Director of one of LETA911's six agencies. With so much space to cover and only limited resources to allocate, even the most minute decisions can have a massive impact when determining how to fight a fire."

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