Reducing Fire Hazard
Wildfires occur every year in Oregon. Although you can't eliminate every threat of wildfire, you can take steps to make sure your home and forestland survives wildfire in the best condition possible.
- Do you have an evacuation plan?
- Does your home utilize fire resistant materials?
- Have you adequately assessed the fire risk around your home and forestland to help prepare for a forest fire?
- Have you done any fuel reduction around your home & property?
|For more information, please conact:
Steve Fitzgerald, Oregon State University Extension Forester
FIRE SAFETY RESOURCES TO GET YOU STARTED:
- Forest Fact Sheets: Fire in Oregon's Forests One of a series from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. A one page summary of fire and forest management.
- Fire Evacuation Planning Guide Plan, Prep, Go! This is the Deschutes County evacuation guide proivded by ProjectWidfire.org
- Fire-Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes Learn to select plants that may reduce your risk from wildfire. Provided by the Pacific Northwest Extension partnership.
- A Homeowner's Guide to Fire-Resistant Home construction Plan your construction with wildfire prevention in mind. Created by Rich Fairbanks and Timothy Ingalsbee.
- Reducing fire risk on your forest property This 41-page brochure is a Pacific Northwest Extension Publication intended to help you reduce the chances of fire on your forestland