2018 Chipper Rebate Program
This program encourages the chipping of slash from reducing flammable vegetation conducted on any privately-owned property in La Plata, San Juan, Montezuma, Archuleta or Dolores counties in Colorado. FireWise will reimburse the homeowner $150/day or 50% of the cost, whichever is less. You may choose to rent a chipper yourself or hire a mitigation company to provide chipping services, assuming all requirements are met.

A home or property Owners Association, Metropolitan or Road District or similar entity may sponsor a chipping day for residents. These organizations can get reimbursed up to 50% of the cost, with a $1,500 maximum reimbursement.

Rebates will be processed on a first-received basis. Submittal of this form does not guarantee a rebate. FireWise does not warrant or otherwise assume any liability for the work performed. This program is valid for chipping conducted April 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018 for as long as funds remain available in 2018. Early submission is advised.

• All receipts for contract work/labor or chipper rental are required. Rebates will not be given without original documentation of expenses in the form of scanned original receipts. If you are submitting a paper application you may make a copy of the original receipts and submit the paper copy.

• Two (2) photos of the chipping activity are required. Digital photos in JPG format are preferred with electronic submissions.

• Only one annual rebate per individual property or per Owners Association or similar entity.
1. Individual reimbursement limits: $150/day or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, with a $500 maximum
2. Owners Association limits: 50% of the cost with a $1,500 maximum

• Applicants must use the Wildfire Adapted application form. Do not summarize the information in an email or letter. Fill in all the appropriate information required, include scanned receipts (not smart phone photographs of the receipts, they do not photograph well). If using a smart phone, it is best to use a scanning app (i.e. Cam Scanner, Turboscan, Evernote Scannable, Simple Scanner, etc.).

• Electronic submissions are the quickest and most reliable way to submit a request.

Submit paper applications to: or Submit scanned/digitized applications to:

Wildfire Adapted Partnership FireWiseRebate@gmail.com
Chipper Rebate
701 Camino Del Rio, Suite 306
Durango, CO 81301

NOTE: If you choose to use your chips for landscaping, please keep them at least five feet from the house. Research shows that most homes are lost during a wildfire when burning embers land in flammable material (wood chips, leaves, pine needles) near the home.

Questions? See our website for Frequently Asked Questions and Wood Chipper Pointers, www.southwestcoloradofires.org; email questions to FireWiseRebate@gmail.com; or call (970) 385-8909

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