Watch the video of the Extreme Fire presentation with Kale Casey

Kale Casey

Kale Casey was one of the lead information officers during last summer’s Grizzly Creek Fire in and around Glenwood Canyon. On April 15, he’ll discuss wildfire behavior, and talk about ways to protect yourself and your property from wildfires. Photo Kari Greer/Photo Kari Greer/USDA Forest Service

On April 15, Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs will present “Extreme Fire” as part of its free speaker series, The Gift of Education. The event features a virtual presentation and discussion with Kale Casey, an information officer during the Grizzly Creek Fire. The online-only event is free and open to the public.

Now based in Alaska, Casey is a 14-year wildfire veteran who spent over 20 years living on Colorado’s Western Slope. For 50 days last summer, he served as one of the lead information officers on both the Grizzly Creek and Cameron Peak fires in Colorado.

At this Gift of Education virtual event, Casey will talk about and share insights regarding the highly unique wildfire behaviors firefighters saw last summer. He’ll also discuss Firewise principles – measures communities and individuals can take – to protect property and businesses.

“Extreme Fire” is a free community event and will take place on Webex from 6:30-8 p.m. on April 15. Attendees need to send an email to Annmarie Deter at and she will forward the link to access the WebEx event.

For more information, please contact Annmarie Deter at the email above or 970-947-8477. More information is available at The Gift of Education speaker series: “Extreme Fire.”