Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) Hubs

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Problem to be Solved

The PFA Hub SDVT will create a detailed list of community contacts in the area of Station 7 for the purpose of disseminating information and training.

How will successful resolution will affect the local community?

At present, the Poudre Fire Authority does not have enough individuals within the community who could serve as Hubs for the purpose of disseminating information.  In particular, an educational program designed to help prepare residents for potential wildfires and their aftermath will be presented to the community beginning in April, 2019.  PFA is seeking assistance in creating a network of individuals who would be willing and able to spread the word regarding such trainings.  Once established, such a network could be instrumental in alerting neighbors to potential danger and future trainings. This would result in broader outreach to the community and could potentially be used by PAFC for making connections in rural areas.

PFA has detailed maps and information related to each of its fire stations.  Station 7, in the LaPorte area, has been selected as the initial station area to be addressed. 

What will be acceptable outcomes for the team in addressing the problem?

  • A comprehensive list of contact individuals in the area of Station 7 will be created with email, phone, and physical addresses. 

  • Personal contacts by phone or personal visits will be made to each contact.

  • Home Owner Associations, local churches, schools and individuals will be contacted initially.

What Volunteer Qualifications are needed?

  • Good interpersonal skills both in person and on the phone. 

  • Ability to work independently and meet the deadline (end of March).

Training and Support:

This team will be supported by the PAFC priority committee working on the Health and Wellness issues. A member of the priority group will serve as liaison between the team and the PAFC.  The priority group provides oversight, counsel, support, and resources needed to plan and produce the event. Once the team is established there will be an initial training that covers project expectations and team process. A volunteer coordinator will be available throughout the project to address issues rising within the team itself. 

If you are interested in volunteering for this or any of our new projects or if you simply want more information, visit our volunteer page or contact us at info@pafclarimer.org. Or contact Trish Housley directly at ljhousley@wwdb.org