Professional Fire Mitigation In Boulder County.
If you live in the foothills and mountains of western Boulder County, the forest that surrounds you is beautiful and likely part of the reason you choose to live there. It can also become a significant hazard in the event of a wildfire.
With the guidance of our forestry experts, we can essentially perform many of the functions in the landscape that fire would have performed, only in a much less destructive way. By thinning trees and reducing fuels, we can help make your property more resistant to wildfire. By removing trees close to houses and widening access/egress routes, we can make your property safer for firefighters to work from in the event that a wildfire is approaching your home.
No matter what size your project is, from chipping brush piles to designing and implementing a complete wildfire mitigation plan for your property, we at Patriot Tree Company are here to help.
Wildfire Partners is a nationally recognized model for wildfire mitigation that is now incorporated into Boulder County’s building code. We have participated in the Wildfire Partners program since 2016 and think that it is a fantastic resource for folks living in western Boulder County to get help with the costs associated with this type of work. This program is funded by Boulder County, a $1.5 million grant from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and a $1.125 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
In 2019, all Boulder County homeowners participating in the program received 50% off of the total bid for the work, with a cap at $2,000. Basically, we invoice you 50% of the bid and Wildfire Partner’s the other 50%. If you are accepted into Wildfire Partners, you will receive a comprehensive assessment of your property from a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist. Once that is complete, we can put together a bid for the work that their Specialist has recommended.
Many insurance companies are now dropping clients unless they have their property mitigated, often without warning. Wildfire Partners can even assist residents who have had difficulty obtaining insurance or selling their home. They can be reached by calling 303-441-1420 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get more information by visiting their website, www.wildfirepartners.org.