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 firewisebrhoa@gmail.com, 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. Click HERE to download the application form.  (See Photos of previous projects.)

  • 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.   



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: jjeroberts1972@gmail.com

                                                                  email: firewisebrhoa@gmail.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  coloradowildfiremitigation@gmail.com
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   

Ben Mulligan               Fire Chief

Physical Address                                        Mailing Address

PCFPD Station #2                                       PCFPD Station #2
153 Delwood Drive                                     P.O. Box 222
Bailey, Colorado 80421                              Bailey, Colorado 80421

303/838-5853                                             303/838-5853


Bailey Slash Site
The Bailey Slash Site is closed for the 2021 season. Check here for upcoming 2022 dates

Site is located on Highway 285 and County Road 72


$20/Load (standard pick-up bed)  Cash or Check

The site will accept slash until reaching capacity, and may need to be closed without notice.

Dumping while the site is closed is strictly prohibited and may lead to permanent closure of the site

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