By Tracey Murdock, Senior Public Safety Advisor, First Responder Network Authority
On March 26, 2022, firefighters in Boulder, Colorado, began their day on alert. They received an email at 7:40 a.m. that read: “One of those days…for fire.”
Sent by Boulder Wildland Fire Specialist Erin Doyle, the email flagged the potential of wildfires. The forecast for the day was unseasonably warm for Colorado spring, with no moisture and wind gusts around 30+ miles per hour. The weather, coupled with the fact that grasses in the area hadn’t started to grow back yet, meant the risk for fire was high.