Saturday, May 1st is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!

Please help us celebrate by making your home and our community a little bit safer. Listed below are a few ways to help defend your home from embers and radiant heat, greatly increasing your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire.

  • Clean roofs and gutters. Dead leaves, debris and pine needles can catch embers.
  • Clean debris from exterior attic vents.
  • Move flammable materials away from wall exteriors- mulch, flammable plants, leaves and needles, firewood piles- anything that can burn.
  • Remove anything stored underneath decks or porches.
  • Replace or repair any shingles or roof tiles that are loose or missing, to prevent ember penetration.
  • Install 1/8-inch metal mesh screening in your exterior vents to keep embers from passing through the vents and into the eaves.
  • Repair or replace damaged or loose window screens and any broken windows.

For additional information, follow the links below:

How to prepare your home for wildfires

Cómo preparar su casa para incendios forestales