Homeowners

Wildfire Safety Education


Wildfire Safety Education

 

Defensible Space


Defensible Space

 
 
 
 

In Zone 1…

  • Have 10 feet of vegetation clearance from all structures
  • Stack wood piles at least 30 feet from any structure
  • Keep propane tanks at least 30 feet from any structure, and give them 10 feet of vegetation clearance
  • Don't leave vegetation debris in piles on your property – clear it away as soon as possible
  • Keep all plants and grass near your home well-watered and healthy
 

Zone 2 and Ladder Fuels


Zone 2 and Ladder Fuels

 
 
 
 

Ladder Fuels

Recommended Separation of Ladder Fuels

 

The Ember Zone


The Ember Zone

 
 
 
 

Hardened Homes are Defensible Homes


Hardened Homes are Defensible Homes

 
 
 

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Get Ready


Get Ready

 
 
 

 

Other important supplies that will help ensure that your family is always ready include:

  • fire extinguishers
  • an emergency supply kit approved by the American Red Cross
  • an extra emergency kit in your car as a backup, and
  • a portable radio or scanner to get updates about the fire

Get Set - When Wildfire Threatens


Get Set - When Wildfire Threatens

 
 
 

Get Set - Inside Checklist

  • Shut all doors and windows and leave them unlocked
  • Remove all flammable window shades and lightweight curtains
  • Close metal shutters if you have them
  • Move flammable furniture to the center of the room away from windows and doors
  • Shut off air conditioning.
 

Get Set - Outside Checklist


Get Set - Outside Checklist

 
 
 
  • Gather up flammable items from exterior of the house
  • Turn off propane tanks
  • Turn off any water sprinklers
  • Leave exterior lights on
  • Back car your into the driveway
  • Shut doors and windows
  • Have a ladder available
  • Patrol your property and put out any small fires until you leave.
 

GO!


GO!

 
 
 

If You Are Trapped


If You Are Trapped

 
 
 
  • Shelter away from outside walls
  • Disconnect all garden hoses and bring them into the house so embers don't destroy them
  • Patrol inside your house for spot fires and put them out immediately
  • Wear long sleeves made of natural fibers like cotton
  • Stay hydrated
  • Make sure you have a way to exit the house ( but remember – it's four to five times hotter outside than it is inside the house)
  • Fill sinks and tubs for emergency water
  • Place towels under doors to keep smoke and embers out
 

Things to Remember


Things to Remember

 
 
 

Thank You


Thank You