Often, one of the biggest hurdles in getting homeowners living in a community with a wildfire risk to make their home more fire resistant, is the lack of opportunities for them to visit a residence that’s completed the mitigation process; and see firsthand what a property looks like when it’s done.
If you live in the front range of Colorado, Boulder County's Wildfire Partners is offering an opportunity this Saturday, October 10 from 10am to 2pm, to take a rare look at mitigated homes, through their Tour of Homes event. For details and addresses visit Wildfire Partners and look for the directional signage displayed in driveways.
Sixteen homeowners throughout Boulder County’s foothills and mountains will be participating and letting folks see their beautifully mitigated homes. These homeowners have plenty of reasons to be proud of their homes and landscaping, and they're giving others the chance to envision how the same principles can be applied where they live.
Each home participating in the tour has received an on-site wildfire assessment from one of Boulder’s Wildfire Mitigation Specialists and has either completed, or is in the process of working towards completion, of their customized list of projects that will make them the proud recipient of a Wildfire Partners Certificate of Mitigation. In addition to the certificate each participant receives when the work is finished, they get the mental assurance of knowing they’ve taken proactive actions that will increase their homes chances of surviving a wildfire.
Wildfire Partners was launched in 2014 and is a voluntary program that provides interested homeowners with technical and financial assistance in completing the projects identified through an assessment at their property.