Cal OES INSIDE LOOK: Protect Your Home From Wildfire

Another hot summer is kicking in and that means the vegetation around your home, especially if you live in a more rural environment, is drying out.  That, of course, makes your home more susceptible to fires.  You’ve heard the term “defensible space,” but what does that really mean? We’ll cut through the weeds and show you how we do it. California’s firefighting mutual aid system moves faster than you think. And, goats could save your life – we’ll explain how.

 

 

Source: Summit County, CO

Resources:

Cal OES My Hazards

CALFIRE: Why 100′?

Defensible Space Flier

Defensible Space Brochure

Homeowners Defensible Space Checklist

 

Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after a 20-year career in television news as a reporter, anchor and executive producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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