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Reducing Wildfire Risk

Reduce your home's wildfire risk before wildfire strikes 

During a wildfire, falling embers are a major cause of home ignitions.
It is important that embers do not find a place to land where they can ignite your home or the surrounding landscape.

 

 


NFPA's HIZ - Home Ignition ZonesLearn the basic ways to reduce the wildfire risk around your home or business by dividing your property into three zones based on the distance from a structure.


 

0 - 5 feet
IMMEDIATE
ZONE
5 - 30 feet
INTERMEDIATE
ZONE
30 - 100+ feet 
EXTENDED
ZONE
 

Click on the corresponding Zone for recommendations on how to reduce your risk

 

Take a look at the videos below to learn more about what influences the wildfire risk around your home. There are many things you can do to reduce your wildfire risk. 

 

Preparing the Home Exterior

Preparing Your Fences & Decks

Understanding the Surrounding Landscape


 

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