WILDFIRE MITIGATION ASSESSMENT

PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY ONE HOME AT A TIME

In an effort to reduce the wildfire hazards in our community Aspen Fire Protection District has begun offering wildfire mitigation assessments for private residences, neighborhoods, and sub-divisions. With a thorough assessment and proper mitigation efforts your home’s chances of wildfire survival increase dramatically.

PLEASE USE THE PORTAL BELOW TO SIGN-UP FOR YOUR WILDFIRE ASSESSMENT STARTING MAY 1st, 2022

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: CAN ANY HOME RECEIVE AN ASSESSMENT?

A: Yes, any home or building within the Aspen Fire Protection District can and should be evaluated for its wildfire risk.

Q: WHAT DOES THE ASSESSMENT LOOK AT?

A: Our assessments look at all aspects of the building, from the construction inside and out, to the vegetation, and even the surrounding topography. Our assessment criteria comes from guidelines recommended by the Colorado State Forest Service and the FireWise program.

Q: WILL GETTING AN ASSESSMENT FORCE ME TO MITIGATE?

A: Our assessments are simply recommendations to help lower the wildfire risk to your home, neighborhood, and the Aspen area. While mitigation increases your home’s chances for survival, it also helps emergency responders in the event of a wildfire.

Q: WHO CAN DO THE RECOMMENDED MITIGATION?

A: There are many local tree companies and landscapers that can do the recommended mitigation work or you can do it on your own, the choice is up to you. The City of Aspen will be offering mitigation incentives to high risk city neighborhoods who participate in mitigation projects together. Call for details.