The Smokey Bear hot air balloon sponsored by the Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands will be flown during the Colorado Balloon Classic at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, September 1-3, 2012. Smokey Bear and his handler will also visit the Colorado Balloon Classic during the balloon glow.
Fire in areas where homes or communities meet the wildlands, or the wildland-urban interface, sometimes pose serious threats to wildland firefighters, people, and private property. People can help protect firefighters, their own families and their homes by creating “survivable” space around their property.
Recreationists and other wildland visitors will be reminded to “Know Before You Go” for any fire restrictions and “Be Prepare to Fight It Before You Light It” concerning any fire.
Smokey Bear and the U.S. Forest Service want you to be smart with fire!