I am the president and one of the founders of Fire Adapted Bailey. We are located in a Colorado Front Range WUI in North Park County. We started by building on a core foundation of five recognized Firewise communities. These communities comprise over 40% of our Bailey area residential parcels. Firewise leaders from these communities make up the majority of our board.
After working through our Fire Adapted Community Self-Assessment it became clear that our first order of business was the mitigation of our critical evacuation roadways. Starting in October 2018, we launched a Crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 to complete this work which will now start in the Spring of 2019. We are also in the process of conducting wildfire (FSIM) modeling and a POD analysis in order to provide a science-based and strategic basis for our mitigation efforts.
We work in close collaboration with the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District on evacuation planning, a new updated CWPP in process, and mitigation grants.
A little more about me: I am currently retired. I am a Mechanical Engineer and Architect by training and spent the bulk of my career leading turnarounds and startups in the manufacturing sector.