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Friday, February 17, 2012

CAL FIRE's Ready Set Go Video: Get Ready Before Fire Season Begins

CAL FIRE wants to help prepare residents and their home for the possibility of a wildfire, how to prepare, and when to evacuate.


Defensible Space
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

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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