Every year, devastating wildfires burn across the United States, with more and more people living where wildfires are a real risk. While these fires will continue to happen, there are things you can do to protect your home and neighborhood as well as your family’s safety.
Changes made to a structure and its surroundings within 100 feet can make a big impact and research shows that the first 0 to 5 feet around the structure, known as the immediate zone or noncombustible zone, has the greatest impact on your risk.
By working together, keeping this zone well-maintained and clear of combustible materials, residents can make their own property and their neighborhood much safer from wildfire.
Here is your checklist of things to do BEFORE a wildfire threatens your area: