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Preparing for a Wildfire

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. Residents are encouraged to sign up for Boulder County Everbridge alerts to receive messages about imminent wildfire threats and other hazards.

Multiple improvements have been made to the alert and warning systems used by the four 911 dispatch centers in Boulder County in the aftermath of the Marshall Fire. Improvements include the introduction of the ReachWell translation app, which provides emergency alerts in over 100 languages/dialects. Visit the Sheriff’s Office website for details.

During an emergency, visit for the most up-to-date information on that emergency.

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Boulder County Wildfires
Community Wildfire Protection Plan
Community Wildfire Protection Plan Appendices
Wildfire Mitigation Forms and Publications
Wildfire Mitigation Partners
Wildfire Hazard Identification and Mitigation System
Wildfire Partners


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One Homeowner’s Efforts to Protect His Home from Wildfire
How Sunshine Resident Karen Simmons Helped Save her Home from Wildfire

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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.

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Wildfire Mitigation

Main: 303-441-1420

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302


8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday
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Mailing Address

Community Planning & Permitting
Wildfire Mitigation
PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306
Community Planning & Permitting website