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Defensible Space

Download the Prepare for the 2020 Wildfire Season mailer here.

Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer created between a building and the vegetation on the property, including grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it protects your home from catching fire, either from direct flame contact or radiant heat. Defensible space is also important for the protection of the firefighters defending your home. Please see the attachement which includes our Defensible Space Inspection form.

Defensible Space Inspection.pdf

 Below is the latest suggestions from Cal Fire. This handout gives suggestions on ways to harden your home and create defenisble space. Use the flyer downlaod, titled Low Cost Retrofit List, to follow the additional links for material lists and requirements.

Low Cost WUI Retrofit Flyer 2020

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