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 Post subject: Bailey Wildfires - Can We Get Out Alive?
Post Posted: Oct 18, 2018 10:13 am 
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When the Sheriff calls for a wildfire evacuation there will be chaos. The call could happen at any time of day or night.
Hundreds of vehicles may be attempting to evacuate. In the midst of this chaos, it is absolutely essential that our major evacuation routes not be in flames.

WHY CROWDFUND?
Traditional federal and state sources of funds for wildfire mitigation specifically exclude roadway mitigation. Think of this $100,000 project as an investment in our collective safety.
No one is going to do this for us, our Bailey community will have to do this on our own. Just $25 per household would get the job done.

OUR MAJOR EVACUATION ROUTES
(roadways that could become blocked by a wildfire, trapping 100’s of evacuees)
ϖ CR43 & Shelton Road
ϖ CR72, Rosalie Rd, Roland Vly Dr
ϖ Mt Evans Blvd & Nova Rd

To find out how you can help go to
http://www.ioby.org/baileywildfires

You can find the whole “Safe Evacuation” story by following this link.
https://spark.adobe.com/page/J9P5iVNs4bmON/

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Post Posted: Oct 18, 2018 11:35 am 
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I would be happy to donate to Park County offices or any of our fire departments.


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Post Posted: Oct 18, 2018 12:19 pm 
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I would be happy to donate to Park County offices or any of our fire departments.


My understanding is FAB has, with great effort, worked out agreements with the Park County commissioners, Platte Canyon and Elk Creek Fire Departments to put this plan in place. Funding has been the issue and this was determined to be the most efficient and least costly solution. Representatives for the commissioners and both fire departments attended and spoke at the meeting we attended to launch this fund-raising effort. Our donation is going straight to the 501(c)3 that is Fire Adapted Bailey. We have never been huge on crowd-funding accounts, but we are certainly supporting this effort financially. Our lives, properties and that of our neighbors is at stake.

BGR and company has been finding, extinguishing and reporting abandoned camp fires in the dispersed camping areas of Deer Creek for years. To us, it is a matter of when, not if, the catastrophe occurs. And the one-way- in, one-way-out is terrifying. This is a solution to the bottle necks that make it frightening. A huge amount of volunteer time and money has been put into this effort. HOAs are supporting it. The Flume had a reporter at the meeting and I'm sure there will be an article in next week's paper.
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Fire Adapted Bailey's role in this is to manage the Crowdfunding campaign. They are all volunteers and will not receive any of the donated funds. Platte Canyon Fire Wildland Module
will be doing the mitigation, so all the funds will go to Platte Canyon Fire and will stay in our community.

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Thank you for the information!
Good to know the background & support for this. I certainly think it is a wonderful idea. I will be more trusting in the future.


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if you keep it public land oversight and not private land...you will do just fine.


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Sundancer wrote:
all the funds will go to Platte Canyon Fire and will stay in our community.


That's a key aspect for me, that ALL the funds will go directly to OUR fire department and will ONLY be used for this specific project.

It's crazy that State & Federal funds can not be used for our roadway fire mitigation :doh:
But rules are rules.
So crowd funding is really our best choice for getting this work done.

Can you imagine being trapped on CR 43 (or CR72 or Mt Evans) trying to get your family and pets to safety? Can't move forward, can't move backwards and the wildfire is closing in on you.
What a horrible way to die. :yikes:

How much are you willing to pay to minimize that scenario?
Please help our community be a little safer.


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I was just so glad to hear that this is a community fund to be paid to the proper parties. I am definitely willing to help out to make this fund larger.
These are the sort of donations that can add up and help to make ours a safer community.


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Thanks to everyone who has donated!

If you prefer to send a check, here is the info.

Check payable to Fire Adapted Bailey with Bailey Wildfire in the memo line.

Mail to:

Fire Adapted Bailey
c/o Platte Canyon Fire Department
P.O. Box 222
Bailey, CO 80421

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Bailey Wildfires - Working Together to “Get Out Alive”

We have reached $10,000, our first critical milestone! Let’s all work together to reach our $20,000 milestone. Thanks to a generous $2,000 matching donation from “Concerned about 43” we are well on our way. The next $2,000 in donations will now be matched dollar for dollar. Go online now (http://www.IOBY.org/BaileyWildfires) and double your donation dollars.

Thanks to everyone who has already donated to make this project a success!

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"Can you imagine being trapped on CR 43 (or CR72 or Mt Evans) trying to get your family and pets to safety? Can't move forward, can't move backwards and the wildfire is closing in on you.
What a horrible way to die"

There are several ways out of the valley in an emergency such as fire. there is a road from Harris park reservoir down into Hidden valley ranch, woodside. there is Slaughterhouse gulch to Crow gulch to Crow Hill There is several outlets from the Deer Creek Valley Ranchos through Deer Creek ranch to Rolland Valley or Woodside. All are on private property but in an emergency they can be available. some are small dirt roads that a truck or 4x4 would be helpful. Use Google Earth to research this. go to these places and see for yourself how to access them so if and when we need to get out you will know where to go. wire cutters and bolt cutters and a good chain. you can get out.


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