Fire Risk and Hazard Severity Assessment

Purpose:


A Wildland Fire Risk and Hazard Severity Assessment form is provided in Appendix B to assist landowners with assessing the fire risk for their property.  Landowners are encouraged to take action to lower their risk level BEFORE the risk of wild fire is immediate. The Colorado State Forestry Service, http://csfs.colostate.edu/pages/defensible-space.html provides excellent guidance for landowners on how to lower their risk of wild fire damage. Each landowner is encouraged to perform a self assessment of their property by use of this form.  A copy of the assessment should be provided to the Chairperson of the Fire Mitigation Committee to aid fire fighters in protecting the various homes.  Copies of these assessments will be provided to the fire fighters so that they can identify which structures are readily defensible.