Community Fire Mitigation Efforts
Both Boulder County and The Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) have launched several new initiatives in response to the increased wildfire activity in the past year. Single activities are no longer sufficient to address this issue however, we must change our habits and to some degree our lifestyles to become more aware of our impact on the world around us. Volunteers are always needed with the ongoing efforts to keep the grounds safe. Check the CCC calendar for opportunities to get involved in the fire mitigation efforts.
Colorado State University has created guidelines for creating a defensible space around your home’s perimeter. Download this excellent guide and help us all stay safer!
Fire Mitigation Resources
Fire Mitigation Checklist
The Cottager Fire Safety Checklist is based on the City of Boulder’s revised Home Safety Survey Form. Please print a copy for yourself and go through it with family members and guests. Completing the form will be a good reminder of any issues you may still want to address!
The CCA has agreed to the attached Chautauqua evacuation plan with respect to traffic flow. Please ensure that your family and guests know about this evacuation plan; during the recent NCAR Fire evacuation, cars were observed going against the flow of traffic. Any delay in evaluating could have serious consequences and hinder any emergency response!
Jason Ochs, our Preservation Chair, has generously funded the production of magnets which show the current evacuation routes. Please keep these posted in your kitchen, and perhaps post other copies at each door. If you would like a magnet please contact us.
Wildfire Home Assessments
Boulder Fire-Rescue’s Curbside and Wildfire Home Assessment Project aims to conduct an assessment of each home within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) boundary of the City of Boulder.
Curbside Assessments are completed from “the curb” and are done throughout the city on a regular basis.
Wildfire Home Assessments are done at the request of community members who own or live on property in the City of Boulder. Both Assessments are completed free of charge.
To schedule a home assessment click here.
Latest Fire Mitigation Updates
The Boulder Fire Department has requested that all Chautauqua cottagers have reflective signage on the back of the cottages for easy identification of units in the event of an active fire. CCA has ordered this signage at: www.smartsign.com They recommend the smallest option with 4-inch lettering with a black background. The CCA cottages will have these signs installed approximately 4 inches above and the rear door and centered. Remember that Chautauqua is a smoke-free environment! Please contact the front desk immediately if you see any guests smoking in or around the...