Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the 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.
Defensible Space Zones
Two zones make up the required 100 feet of defensible space.
This short video will show how easy it is to develop a 3-step plan to prepare for what’s to come… Ready, Set, Go!
California’s wildland firefighting force recommends residents prepare a Wildfire Action Plan before the fire season begins.
Cal Fire offers advice to Californians living in the wildland /urban interface via http://www.readyforwildfire.org/defensible_space