Get ready to out smart a wildfire
A home that is less susceptible to catching fire from wildfire embers is easier to protect.
The FireSmart Program introduces various methods of protecting your home and property from a wildfire through fire smart practices.
The general principle of FireSmart is to reduce combustible fuels close to buildings. This starts with
- cleaning out gutters,
- removing dead leaves and pine needles,
- watering and mowing grass close to houses,
- choosing non-combustible or fire-resistive building materials
- Add deciduous trees, shrubs and fleshy succulents that do not burn easily and maintain a moist environment.