Safety Tips

Fire Prevention Week

 

More than half of California's 101 million acres of land is covered with flammable vegetation. This fact makes California one of the highest fire - risk areas in the world.

Fire Prevention is everyone's responsibility. It is important for every Californian to know what it means to be "Fire Safe." According to the California Department of Forestry, as many as 80% of homes lost to wildfires could have been saved if owners followed fire safe practices.

Here are some ways to make your home fire safe:

1. Maintain a "defensible" space around your home by clearing all flammable vegetation within 30 feet of the structure.

2. Clear all leaves and needles from the roof, eaves and gutters.

3. Trim tree limbs within 10 feet of your chimney and trim all dead limbs hanging over your house or garage.

4. Cover your chimney vent with a vertical spark arrester with a 1ΕΎ2 inch mesh screen.