FireWise Defensible Space & Waste Disposal

Reduce the amount of fuels around your home as a fire safety measure.

Objectives


  • First, reduce the total amount of fuel available in the immediate vicinity of your home. This will accomplish two things.
    • An approaching wildfire will not be as hot and will be less likely to spread to the structure. It will also be easier to defend the structure in the event of a wildfire.
    • A fire originating in the immediate vicinity of your home will be easier to contain within the immediate area your home.
  • Second, remove ladder fuels which provide a path for a ground fire to climb from brush or accumulated debris into the tree tops.