Brush Fire Prevention
This is most important to those homes located in an area surrounded by dense vegetation or in outlying areas.
Bayshore Fire Rescue wants to help you reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your home with a few tips that you can do in a single weekend!
Get Some Space!
Have at least 30 ft. of space surrounding your home that is free of flammable materials.
Prune shrubs and cut back tree branches, especially within 15 ft. of your chimney. Prune limbs six to ten feet from the ground.
Remove Dry Brush
Remove all dead plant materials from around your home including dead leaves, stacked firewood, lawn cuttings and dry grass.
Choose Plants Wisely
Plant fire-resistant vegetation that is healthy and green throughout the year.
Keep your roof and gutters free of leaves and pine straw.
Make sure your driveway is at least 14 ft. wide to accommodate firefighting apparatus.
Keep lawns mowed and acreage cleared of dead underbrush.