When someone says “wildfire” or “wildland fire,” it can conjure up some fairly specific images, most of which don’t involve your house. Not living in an area that feels “wild,” overgrown or shrub-covered may lead homeowners to believe that their properties are not at risk. So, should you even bother being Firewise?
If brush, grass or woods are nearby, all it takes are the right conditions and an ignition source. Suddenly, a fire outside your home could be advancing on it. Explore the Firewise Toolkit to find out what hazards could be around your property and what you can do to make your home fire-safe.
For frequently asked questions, visit the Firewise page.