Mitigation Trailer

The mitigation trailer is an available resource to the residents of Chaffee County. Chaffee County Fire provides this trailer to haul off slash to make fire mitigation slightly easier. The trailer itself is a 7.5 ft X 14 ft X 5 ft tall trailer with a 14,000-pound capacity. Chaffee County Fire now has 4 trailers available.

How It Works:

The first step is to review the mitigation trailer calendar for availability and availability is subject to change. If you know certain dates you will be cutting slash or have help, the earlier you reserve those dates the greater the chance is that the trailer will be available and reserved for you. To reserve the trailer, contact the office at (719) 395-6545. All reservation requests, must be made at least 24 hours in advance. You are able to submitt a request to reserve a trailer via email, but this is not a guarantee of reservation. ** If you submitted a trailer rental request via email, you must contact the office to confirm reservation. **

Please note that weekend delivery is on Friday with pick up on Monday. To allow the entire community use of the trailer, we are only able to allow up to three days reservation; please contact the office for special events or other considerations.

Once you reserve the trailer, we will contact you the day of the delivery to let you know a general time we will be at the address to be mitigated. There must be a party present at time of delivery, we prefer the property owner.  Unfortunately, we are not able to commit to a specific delivery time as we are an active fire department and emergency calls come first. We will do our best to work with your schedule though. When we arrive at your address, we will make sure you understand the rules of the trailer use (found in the mitigation trailer use agreement) and leave the trailer for you to fill. Once the trailer is set, it cannot be moved. When we come to pick up the trailer, we will tarp it.

When the trailer is scheduled to be picked up, again, we are unable to commit to a specific time, we will haul away the slash in the trailer.

What We Need from You:

At the time of drop off, we collect a $100, refundable, damage deposit (check form preferably, as any unused deposit is returned via mail), as well as a $50 usage fee for residence of the Fire District, $75 for those outside of the Fire District but still in Chaffee County (if you are unsure, please contact us to verify). At this time, the District is only able to accept either cash or check for payment. We will ask that you sign and agree to the terms of use (outlined in the mitigation trailer use agreement).

Restrictions:

This is not a trash service, so we cannot accept the any of the following: garbage, garbage bags, milled lumber, construction trash, tires, glass, car batteries, refrigerators, weed or ground cover (duff). Additional information regarding restrictions are found the in the mitigation trailer use agreement. If you have a question if something is allowed or not, please contact us prior to reservations. If any restricted materials are found in the trailer, the cost of disposing them will be taken out of the damage deposit.

Chaffee Chips:

Chaffee Chips is a program offered through partnership with Envison Forest Health Council. Each year they work with specific communities to have the residents create defensible spaces around their homes. Slash removal and some chipping are provided. For more information and to see which communities are scheduled when visit https://envisionchaffeecounty.org/chaffee-chips/.

For further information, questions please call (719) 395-6545 or email us.