Now Is the Time to Raise Awareness About Defensible Space

As communities get outside to enjoy the summer weather, it is the perfect time to talk about defensible space. Every property should have this buffer between the property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surrounds it.

Defensible space is vital to slowing or stopping the spread of wildfire and helps protect properties from embers, direct flame contact, or radiant heat. Proper defensible space also provides firefighters a safe area to work in.

We have selected the following resources from fire protection experts specifically for the environmental health community to motivate residents into action. Defensible space can save structures and lives. #defensiblespace

Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022