By XMR Fire Webmaster on Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Category: Latest News

Important Wildland Fire Safety Message: Create Your Defensible Space Zone!

Fire Department personnel will soon be out in the neighborhoods reminding homeowners of the requirement for property owners to create defensible space around their homes.  

The Defensible Space area is the area where you’ve modified the landscaping to give your home the best chance to survive during a wildfire – greatly improving the odds for firefighters who are defending your neighborhood.  “Defensible Space” area should be a minimum of 100 feet of clearance around your home (or up to your property line).  If your home is on a slope or subject to high winds, extend the distance of this zone to the area that is recommended for your property. 

You can reduce your fire risk by completing the following:

It’s the “little things” that will endanger your home.  Just a small ember landing on a little pile of flammable material may ignite and quickly spread to your home.  Your Fire Department suggests spending a morning searching out and getting rid of those flammable little things outside and your home will be much safer. 

Following are a few of the items you should take a look at:

Visit our Defensible Space page for more information.