If you live in the foothills or mountains of Colorado, mitigating the impact of one of Colorado’s largest national disasters on your home is an important safety concern to address and a responsible action to take as part of the community. Since 1989, Colorado wildfires have collectively burned over 16,000 acres, ruined roughly 250 homes or buildings, and threatened thousands of Boulder County residents’ lives and property in forested areas. We’re grateful for organizations like Wildfire Partners who are on a mission to help homeowners prepare for these disastrous wildfires.
The Wildfire Partners program offers an assessment of your property, custom report about your home’s vulnerability to wildfire, free access to wildfire advisers, and a certificate stating that you have mitigated the risk of wildfire for your home to send to your insurance company. Click here to see a helpful outline of the process, from applying to receiving your Wildfire Partners Certificate! To date, Wildfire Partners is not aware of an insurance company that does not accept their certificate as proof of proper mitigation, but Allstate and USAA are guaranteed to accept it, and State Farm accepts it for existing customers. In addition, financial awards are available for forestry and vegetation work conducted by one of Wildfire Partners’ contractors. Please note that your home must be within Boulder County’s Fire Zone No. 1 to qualify for any part of Wildfire Partners’ program.
From now until May 31st, 2018, Wildfire Partners is offering free assessments and waiving their $100 assessment fee. In addition, if you have purchased a home since January of 2017, you qualify for a free assessment. Wondering what information your assessment will contain and what it will look like? Here is a sample assessment. For additional information, read Wildfire Partners’ FAQ page, or click here to apply for your assessment on the Wildfire Partners website.