Wildland Fire Safety

1 HB WILDFIRE BANNER

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  1. Wildland Urban Interface
  2. Firescaping & Zones
  3. Tips


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Citizens are moving farther into “natural” areas to take advantage of the privacy, natural beauty, recreational opportunities and country living. Developers are building neighborhoods to accommodate the influx, but as a result, fire departments are fighting fires along the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).

 Your fire department takes every precaution to help protect you and your property from wildfire. However, the reality is that in a major wildfire, there will simply not be enough fire engines or firefighters to defend every home, and that is why it is imperative that you help us by preparing your home, property, and your ability to evacuate if needed. To enable firefighters the ability to better protect your home in the WUI setting, homeowners should provide a defensible space or buffer zone. Through advance planning and preparation, we can all be ready for wildfire.