Protecting Your Home From a Wildland Fire
If you live in a rural area like West Sonoma County, California, it is not a matter of if, but when your house will be threatened by a wildland fire. Here are a few steps to help you prepare for that event. For more detailed suggestions view the links section below.
Links to Fire Safety Information
Read about the Sonoma County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). Download a pamplet: "Living With Fire in Sonoma County". Read about the Sudden Oak Death Fuels Mitigation Project and meetings.
Protecting your home from wildfire: some helpful hints for homeowners living in the wildland/urban interface.
"Creating Wildfire-Defensible Zones" plus links to fire resistant landscape ideas, forest home fire safety ideas, homeowner preparations, an annual fire safety checklist, and more.
A list of resources for a homeowner including a fire hazard assessment, firewise checklists, firewise around your home, and more.
"Homeowner's Survival Guide". It includes quick fixes, long-term steps, pre-fire planning, saving your home by staying during a fire.
A list of preparation steps to prepare your home. This company also offers firefighting equipment for sale. This link is for informational purposes and should not be considered an endorsement of this particular company's products. There are other companies that offer similar products.
Download the "Homewner's Checklist" in a pdf format.