Be safe, be Firewise!
Implementing Firewise actions at your home will increase the chances that firefighters will be able to try and protect your property during a wildfire.
Clean gutters and roofs
Clear needles, leaves and other debris from the roof, gutters, eaves, porches and decks. This reduces the chances of embers igniting your home.
Remove flammable items within 30 feet of all structures
Including firewood piles, portable propane tanks, and dry and dead vegetation. Trim grass to reduce fire intensity, and don’t let debris and lawn cuttings linger. Dispose of these items quickly to reduce fuel for fire.
Remove items stored under decks or porches; replace vegetation in these areas with rock or gravel.
Limb up trees 6 to 10 feet
Fire can spread to tree tops. If you have tall trees on your property, prune low hanging branches 6 to 10 feet from the ground and for smaller trees, prune low hanging branches no more than a third of the tree’s height. Remove tall grasses, vines and shrubs from under trees.
Work with your neighbors
Talk to your neighbors and create a plan for how to address your wildfire safety challenges together.
Our Firewise Coordinator is Isaac Colgan, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.