Who Are We?
To quote a nfpa.org pamphlet
“For the past couple of decades national programs like the . . . Firewise Communities/USA Fire Safe Councils have helped counties, cities and smaller entities like homeowners associations develop plans to protect themselves from wildfire. Many communities across the country have taken advantage of the technical and organizational resources and networking opportunities these offer. (Source: Community Wildfire Protection Plans: Reducing Wildfire Hazards in Wild land Urban Interface. Fire Science Digest July 2009.”
Burland Firewise is recognized as a FIREWISE COMMUNITY by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This recognition is the result of the many hours we have invested towards education, mitigation and developing positive working relationships with other fire related organizations.
Burland Firewise consists of VOLUNTEERS from Burland Ranchettes and adjacent communities; such as Bailey Mountain, Burland Meadows, Roland Valley, and Trails West. Burland Firewise are people that have recognized action must be taken to reduce the risk of a wildfire consuming our property, our homes and our community. For more information contact Burland Firewise Coordinator Jack Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 303/838-4225.
Burland Firewise recognized the 911 ADDRESS MARKERS are extremely important during an emergency situation. The address markers have reflective white numbers on a green background. During adverse weather such as fog or a blizzard or a smoky wildfire or during the middle of the night, your ambulance, fire department and law enforcement personnel will easily see your address marker. Be the smart people. Mount the address marker when you receive it. Burland Firewise sells the address markers at cost for $10.
Burland Firewise realizes that EDUCATION is key to preparing for a wildfire event. Burland Firewise distributes quarterly email updates, holds community meetings and staffs an informational booth at Bailey Day. The Burland Homeowners Association has updated their website and has a Firewise component with topics to assist you to prepare to survive a wildfire. Check out the BHOA website at www.burlandhomeowners.org.
Burland Firewise coordinates SAWS & SLAWS mitigation projects throughout Burland Ranchettes and adjacent communities. The parcel owner is required to read and sign a BHOA Waiver and Release Agreement. Together the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District (PCFPD) staff, the Burland Firewise project coordinator and the parcel owner perform a Wildfire Risk Assessment, selecting trees, shrubs and forest fuels for removal. Volunteers are recruited and a Saws & Slaws event is held. WE NEED YOU! Cutters lead the way felling trees and shrubs, followed by volunteers stacking slash materials to be chipped along driveways or roads. The parcel owner is responsible for providing the volunteers lunch and non-alcohol beverages for one to two days of the mitigation project. (See Photos of previous projects.)
Would you like your property mitigated through the Burland Firewise Saws & Slaws mitigation program?
If yes, please complete the survey.
Burland Firewise continues the MITIGATION REIMBURSEMENT program. Annually BHOA members may be reimbursed up to $75 for defensible space / fuels mitigation. Communities adjacent to Burland Ranchettes are eligible to join as associate members and receive the benefit of the mitigation reimbursement program.
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY, EVERY HOUR COUNTS!
Burland Homeowners Association Membership
Membership is $20 annually. We meet at the Shepard of the Rockies Lutheran Church (Rosalie and Hwy 285) at 9:00 am on the second Saturday of each month (excluding December).
Burland Firewise Coordinator
Jack Roberts – Phone: 303/838-4225, email: email@example.com
BHOA Mitigation Reimbursement
As a BHOA member you are eligible for an annual reimbursement of up to $75 for defensible space/fuels mitigation efforts. Simply submit to BHOA a receipt for services rendered ie: from a mitigation company, chipper rental, or from the Bailey Slash Site.
Mailing address is: BHOA
PO Box 372
Bailey, CO. 80421
BHOA Mitigation Sources
Colorado Wildfire Mitigation 303-803-3246 firstname.lastname@example.org
J Ward Industries 720-231-4857
Splintered Forest 303-819-9840 www.splinteredforesttreeservices.com
J’s Got Wood 303-301-4308 www.jsgotwood.com
Platte Canyon Fire Protection District
Joe Burgett Fire Chief 303/548-0854 C
Physical Address Mailing Address
PCFPD Station #2 PCFPD Station #2
153 Delwood Drive P.O. Box 222
Bailey, Colorado 80421 Bailey, Colorado 80421
Bailey Slash Site
The Bailey Slash Site is located behind the Crow Hill peewee ball field. Open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday - May to October. Park County residents $15 per pick-up load. Non-residents $20 per pick-up load.