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The assessment is simply a recommendation to help lower wildfire risk to a property, neighborhood, and the Aspen community. Mitigation increases a property's chance of survival and helps emergency responders in the event of a wildfire. For more information, please call 970-925-5532.
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Yes, any property within the Aspen Fire Protection District can be evaluated for its wildfire risk. For more information, please call 970-925-5532.
The assessment looks at all aspects of the building including construction, vegetation, and surrounding topography. The assessment criteria is based on guidelines recommended by the Colorado State Forest Service and the FireWise program. For more information, please call 970-925-5532.
There are a range of service providers that can do the recommended mitigation work or a property owner may conduct the work themselves. The City of Aspen will assist with mitigation efforts by organizing chipping days and hauling brush away.
It is not always possible to control a wildfire. Planning and preparation can make all the difference in property protection and community safety. We encourage community members to do their part. For more information, please call 970-925-5532.