Wildfire Prevention and Awareness Information
Representatives from the Vail Board of Realtors and Eagle River Fire Protection District were present at the September 9, 2016 Board Meeting to give a presentation on promoting community wildfire awareness. They presented information about two different programs that involve wildfire preparedness and prevention. The first is called RealFire, which is a voluntary wildfire mitigation program that offers in-depth property assessments conducted by experienced local fire professionals. The program helps homeowners identify actions they can take to measurably reduce wildfire hazards on their property. The second program is a Personalized Home Fire Risk Assessment offered by the Eagle River Fire Protection District. During a Home Fire Risk Assessment, members of ERFPD will visit your home, at a time convenient for you, and carry out an inspection of the inside and/or the outside of your home. These free visits focus on identification and awareness of the potential fire risks specific to your home, as well as what you can do to reduce or prevent the occurrence of a fire or other emergency situation. For more information please click the links below.
RealFire Program Information
ERFPD Personalized Home Fire Risk Assessment Information
ERFPD Wildfire Home Ignition Zoning and Firewise Principles
Eagle River Fire Protection District Website
Homestead Fire Evacuation Plan
Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide
Letter from ERFPD Recommending Fire Mitigation Measures
2019 Annual HOA Meeting Documents from ERFPD
ERFPD Presentation for 2019 Annual Meeting
Wildfire Mitigation Measures Subtraction
A Quick Message from Fire Chief Karl Bauer:
We are always looking for ways to better serve the people of Eagle River. For this reason we are rolling out a new program to protect our residents and their property in the most effective way possible. Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your residence. By providing information about your household that you feel is important for us to know about at the time of an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of our ability.