I love lists, don't you? Here's a short and sweet set (based on our best science and research, of course) to take home and use.
- Homes that don’t ignite don’t burn. Start with your home and work your way out to make it more fire-resistant.
- Pay attention to the little things. Embers on roofs, gutters, decks, porches can burn homes down. Clear debris from these areas.
- If it’s attached to the house, it’s part of the house. Clear debris from fences and decks; replace with nonflammable options if you can.
- Keep flames from touching your home. Make a 3-to-5-foot fuel-free space on all sides of your house and attachments.
- Screen test: openings or vents should have nonflammable, small-diameter screening to keep embers from entering and igniting your home.