State resources are limited and with all of the wildfires currently burning, officials are reaching out to other states to help fight the Colorado wildfires.
On Sunday the BLM set up a mobilization center at Grand Mesa Middle School. It is where the out of state crews adjust to the altitude and are briefed before they are deployed.
"We need a centrally located facility that's near an airport so we can fly in resources and a place where we can establish a camp to sleep firefighters overnight," mobilization center fire resource coordinator Chuck Cook said.
The mobilization center has only been running three days, but that is long enough to get hundreds of people deployed to surrounding fires.
"We had five 20 person crews from the east coast here yesterday that are all out on fires and we had 25 person fire engines from California sent up yesterday and they've all been sent out on fires," Cook said.
Even the security team has been brought in from out of state. The crew from Minnesota is responsible for taking care of the firefighter's stuff while they are resting or on the front lines.
"While the firefighters are out fighting the fires we're at the facility maintaining security here for all the million dollars of equipment as well as all the do good-ers that are really trying to come help," Lieutenant Jeff Koehn with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. "We just try to keep things organized with traffic, people, the firefighters and their needs."
And Koehn says without the equipment, crews would not be able to fight all these fires.
"Equipment here is vital," he said. "Every piece of equipment these firefighters are going to take with them is absolutely crucial and we don't want those things to grow legs and walk away."
Much like the security protects the equipment, it is the operation team who protects the firefighters on the ground.
"Safety is our number one emphasis and we're having resources come in from outside the area who are unfamiliar with the weather conditions and the burning conditions here so we try and brief them and make them as well prepared as we can," Cook said.
Officials say the last time a mobilization center was in Grand Junction was in 2002. They say they are only established during the most extreme fire seasons.
Currently there is just one other mobilization center in Denver.