As you may know, the CAR Colorado Project Wildfire Task Force recently completed a comprehensive Wildfire & Insurance guide in cooperation with several wildfire and property insurance stakeholders. Although versions of this important informational piece had been used by organizations across the state for well over a decade, the content and design were in need of significant updates as wildfire resources have evolved.
Working in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, Colorado and U.S. Forest Service, DORA, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State University Extension Office, National Fire Protection Association, Firewise USA, RealFire and numerous other Colorado organizations and programs, we were able to create a comprehensive overview of key wildfire and insurance-focused recommendations, as well as access to a wide range of resources for Colorado residents.
The production of this updated piece was funded through a generous grant from the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation and we are now distributing tens-of-thousands of these new pieces to residents living in Wildland Urban Interface communities throughout our state through our partner organizations.
We’ve had a tremendous response and engagement from our partner organizations who are also eager to continue working with our Colorado REALTOR® family to expand upon the educational tools designed to help raise awareness, educate and prevent wildfire destruction to land and property in the years ahead. We are already exploring some of those tools in the form of online and social media outreach; educational videos and sharing of wildfire program success stories from across the state.
I would encourage you to please take a closer look at this new brochure and think through the ways you and your wildfire partners can share this information with local residents/homeowners.
Thanks in advance for your assistance and continued work on these important issues.