96% of Coloradans surveyed say taking steps to protect your property from the threat of wildfire is an important responsibility of homeowners. With so much of the Rocky Mountain Region located in the Wildland Urban Interface, the need for homeowners to take mitigation steps, such as creating defensible space and using fire-resistant building materials, has become a vital part of living with the risk of wildfire. View Colorado Fire Mitigation Poll Results
Colorado Wildfire & Insurance Guide / New Mexico Wildfire & Insurance Guide:
Be aware of possible fire mitigation requirements by insurance companies and learn what steps fire officials recommend to protect your property.
Are you insurance ready for wildfire, winter and severe weather? Do an annual insurance check-up to update insurance and consider extra insurance for expensive personal items and endorsements for building code upgrades and sewer back-ups!
Before a catastrophe strikes and you're faced with a loss, make a home inventory – lists, pictures or a videotape of the contents of your home. Would you be able to remember all the possessions you've accumulated if they were destroyed by a fire?
Check out these links for more wildfire prevention tips:
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
• Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)
• IBHS Home Assessment & Wildfire Checklist
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• Colorado Division of Emergency Management (DEM)