Colorado Department of Public Safety (DPS), Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
TYPE OF PROJECT:
Debris Removal Monitoring
January 10, 2022, to January 1, 2023 (operations commenced on January 14th and are continuing)
- Debris Monitoring
- Planning and Plan Development
- Provide Data for PW Development
- Develop After-Action Report
Through our Master Service Agreement with the DPS, CDR|EM is performing debris monitoring services in Boulder County in response to the Marshall Fire Complex. An estimated 1,084 structures, including houses, a hotel, and at least one shopping center, had burned because of the fast-moving wildfire. The wildfire surpassed the 2013 Black Forest Fire as the state’s most destructive in terms of structures lost.
- Coordinate daily briefings, work progress, staffing, and other key items with Boulder County.
- Monitor debris management operations and making/implementing measures to improve efficiency and expedite recovery work.
- Provide Right-of-Way and Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR).
- Develop maps and GIS applications.
- Review, reconcile, and validate debris removal invoicing.
- Provide FEMA Public Assistance technical support.
- Monitored the removal of over 253 tons of debris consisting of the following:
- 105,000 tons of Ash and Soil
- 75,000 tons of Concrete & Demolition
- 50,000 tons of Reinforced Concrete
- 16,000 tons of Concrete and Brick
- 3,000 tons of Recyclable Metal
- 2,000 tons of Vegetative Debris
- 2,000 tons of Household Hazardous Waste
- Out of 1,084 homes destroyed from the Marshall Wildfire, 567 homes have participated in the Boulder County PPDR program managed by CDR|EM. Approximately 140,000 tons of debris have been removed through this program.