Monthly Archives: April 2014

2014 Hotshot and Helitac Crew Appreciation Dinner

Volunteers Needed!

Every year FOMP holds a potluck dinner for the Hotshot and Helitac crews that are based right here with us! This year it will be held Thursday April 24, at 5:30PM in the Fire Center Classroom building in the administrative area of the Preserve.

Both the the Monument Hotshot Crew and the Monument Helitack crew will be there, so we expect 30 very hungry young men and women + anyone else that attends. Everyone knows how hard they worked last year helping fight fires right here in Colorado and we want to give them a big welcome back and remind them of our appreciation. We need volunteers to make food for this potluck and need the following:

  • Drinks
  • Main Dishes
  • Side Dishes/Salads
  • Desserts

If would like to help, please contact Marianne LaRivee at 719-481-5936 / or Diane Bandle at 719-494-8206 / If you want to help but are unable to attend you can make arrangements to drop off your food in advance on Thursday afternoon, or at the Fire Center Classroom between 4:30 and 5:30.

Thanks in advance for your help!
FOMP Board of Directors

April 2014 BOD Meeting

BOD Meeting Time:

Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 7:00PM

BOD Meetings are held in the Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make your first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road all the way into the administrative area and the classroom building is the first building on your right.


  • HotShot Potluck – planning
  • Newsletter copies are all gone, decide to print more or not
  • Keddrick Bowen Eagle Scout Project
  • Feedback to the USFS on event permits sent
  • Strategy for trail closed for re-vegetation signs
  • Open forum for any discussion

Thanks and we hope to see you there!