Wildfire Partners is a new, voluntary program to help homeowners prepare for a wildfire in Boulder County.
Are you already working to reduce your home's vulnerability to wildfire or is it something that you have been meaning to do? Do you require assistance in identifying the weak links in your home's defenses or rebates to help you pay for mitigation work?
Wildfire Partners is here to help. They provide a comprehensive, on-site assessment of your home ignition zone; a customized report detailing actions you should take; and a follow-up visit to ensure that you are fully prepared for future wildfires.
Applications are Due by March 3, 2014:
Apply for your share of the $250,000 in rebates, available to those who become Wildfire Partners. This is the largest amount of funding Boulder County has ever made available to offer homeowners to perform wildfire mitigation. Don't wait! Enrollment is limited. Apply online by visiting: www.wildfirepartners.org.
$10,000 Prize is up for Grabs – Encourage Your Neighbors to Apply:
Wildfire mitigation is more effective when neighbors work together. If your neighbor becomes a Wildfire Partner, you and your community will benefit.
Wildfire Partners is offering a $10,000 prize to the largest contiguous block of neighbors who apply to be Wildfire Partners. The $10,000 prize will be divided evenly among the winning team of neighbors. Click here for complete details about the prize including eligibility requirements.
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Benefits that the Wildfire Partners offer you:
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- An individual, on-site, wildfire home assessment with a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist – You will interact one-on-one with your specialist to learn about all aspects of proper mitigation. Your Wildfire Specialist will not only examine the landscaping and tree density around your home but they will also look at your home's construction and provide direction on how to best retrofit your home. The $250 assessment, will be provided at a charge of $25 (March-July) and $50 (August-December) and is estimated to take two to four hours to complete.
- After the home assessment is complete, each participant will receive a customized report that identifies the weak links in your home's defenses – The report will specify precisely what actions you need to take to reduce your vulnerability to wildfire. The report will include pictures of vulnerabilities on your property that need to be mitigated.
- $300 in rebates for every Wildfire Partner, and additional need and merit-based rebates for some participants. Complete details on rebate eligibility are available on their webpage.
- Click her for Why You Should Become a Wildfire Partner.
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