Preparing for a Wildfire

Wildfire is the most likely natural disaster in Boulder County. If you received an emergency evacuation notice today, would you be ready? Do you have a GO Kit? Do you have pre-planned evacuation routes? Are you fully insured?

Why is this important? Having a plan in place and being ready to evacuate early will be critical in your ability to effectively respond to an emergency. There are many online resources available to help you prepare your Personal Wildfire Action Plan and we encourage you to take the time today to prepare your home and family!

Most people assume their home is insured in the case of a wildfire. They have been paying their premiums for years; however, they may not have updated their policies or taken the time to study the details. Underinsurance is a nationwide problem that homeowners need to address before a disaster strikes.

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management has online resources available that we encourage you to utilize before, during and after an emergency. During an emergency, please visit their website for the most up-to-date information on that emergency:

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Boulder County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Wildfire is the most likely natural disaster in Boulder County. The Community Wildfire Protection Plan aims to help residents, communities and organizations increase and improve wildfire mitigation and preparedness efforts in advance of wildfires.

Wildfire Mitigation

Wildfire Mitigation is the implementation of various measures designed to minimize the destructive effects a wildfire has on your property.