The Wildfire Partners Program

David Ruskay, left, holds his Wildfire Partners yard sign during a visit from Wildfire Partners Mitigation Specialist Andrew Notbohm on July 21, 2016. David, whose home was certified by Wildfire Partners in 2016, credits the wildfire mitigation work he did with helping to save his home during the Cold Springs Fire.

David Ruskay, left, was certified by Wildfire Partners in 2016, and credits the program with helping to save his home during the Cold Springs Fire.

Wildfire Partners is a mitigation program to help homeowners in Boulder County, Colorado prepare for wildfire. RedZone operates the program in cooperation with county staff.

The program is funded by Boulder County, a $1.5 million grant from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and a $1.125 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Wildfire Partners assists all Boulder County mountain and foothills homeowners, regardless of the age of the home, whether mitigation has been performed in the past, or whether or not the homeowner has had difficulty obtaining insurance or selling the home.

Since 2014, more than 900 participating homeowners and 30 partner organizations have helped make this program a success. Wildfire Partners is a nationally recognized model for wildfire mitigation that is incorporated into the county’s building code.