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Community Workshops and Meetings
One of the most important things Firewise Communities participants learn is neighbors can help neighbors and they are often linked together in their wildfire safety solutions. This strengthening of community ties can benefit residents in many ways, and is especially helpful during an emergency.
Whether it’s a “chipper day” that gathers equipment and volunteers to chip up brush and limbs, a state fair exhibit, or a community clean-up day, the Firewise event helps you get the work done to make your community safer.
Wildland fires are a serious threat to lives and property. In Fact, on average, U.S. land management agencies spend $2.6 billion on suppression-related activities each year.
Good Landscaping Examples
The primary goal for Firewise landscaping is limiting the amount of flammable vegetation and materials surrounding the home. Some examples included are nonflammable building materials, well maintained landscapes with surfaces clear of debris, spacing between trees and removal of heavy accumulations of brush.
Homes with cedar shake roofs, overgrown vegetation, and leaves, needles or stored material that could burn from under decks, porches or in nooks and crannies of your home could have a detrimental effect.