Protect Your Home
Tips and advice for homeowners living in a Wildland-Urban Interface to protect their home, their property, and their lives.
When building your home, choosing fire-resistant materials is key.
-Wood shingles are highly flammable
-Materials that resist flames include brick, masonry, stucco, and cement
Your property should be free and clear of excess trees and fuel sources.
Around Your Home
-Clear an area free of trees and shrubs 100 to 200 feet around you home
-Trees should be cleared and spaced 30 to 50 feet apart
If fire comes, make sure that you can leave and fire crews can arrive.
-Street signs and house numbers should be clearly visible for fire crews
Whether you stay or leave when the fire comes, your safety is first priority.
If You Stay
-Alert fire crews to your presence
If You Go
-Bring emergency supplies, including water, first-aid, clothes, radio, etc.