Wildfires are part of life in the west and fire safety is always a priority. The dry conditions in our summers combined with lots of fuel in the landscape help create unpredictable, dangerous burns that can cover many acres.
Create a defensible space to protect your property from wildfire. Join with your neighbors to make a plan so that all are better protected. We're ready to help. Contact us if you're interested in a professional fire safety evaluation and customized vegetation management plan.
Review Fire Safety Checklist
Remove dead trees and bushes
Thin trees and brush; raise canopies to 6' from the ground
Remove trimmings, leaves & other combustible debris
Clear vegetation around fire hydrants, cisterns, propane tanks, and buildings
Clear roof and gutters of leaves and debris
Remove branches overhanging chimney and roof
Stack firewood uphill or on a contour away from the home
Use noncombustible roof materials
Place shutters, fire curtains or heavy drapes on windows
Place screens on foundation and eave vents
Enclose sides of stilt foundations and decks
Use a chimney screen or spark arrester
Maintain a defensible zone around your home & buildings
Be Visible & Prepared
Post address signs that are clearly visible from the street or road
Make sure an outdoor water supply is available, with hose, nozzle and pump
Have fire tools, ladder and fire extinguishers available
Check that your driveway is wide enough for fire trucks and equipment.
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