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New wildland fire safety tip sheet helps homeowners protect against wildfires

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on Sep 13, 2013

Wildland Fire Safety Tip SheetEvery year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk. But by working together, residents can make their own property —  and their neighborhood — much safer from wildfire.

To help residents get started, NFPA has just developed this new wildland fire safety tip sheet. The free, downloadable tip sheet provides easy to accomplish action steps for around your home, including; 

  • CLEAR leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches and decks. This prevents embers from igniting your home.
  • REMOVE dead vegetation and other items from under your deck or porch, and within 10 feet of the house.
  • SCREEN or box-in areas below patios and decks with wire mesh to prevent debris and combustible materials from accumulating.
  • REMOVE flammable materials (firewood stacks, propane tanks) within 30 feet of your home’s foundation and outbuildings, including garages and sheds. If it can catch fire,

For the full list of action steps and other safety information, download the new wildland fire safety tip sheet!