Resources and Equipment to Protect Your Home from Wildfire

PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR  HOME

Get Ready NOW!

Don't wait to prepare yourself and your home for a wildfire. If you plan to stay and defend your home it's urged you take the time NOW to educate yourself on fire behavior and firefighting tactics well in advance of a fire.  Use the following list as a guide to getting started:

  • Outfit Yourself with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):  

    • ​Boots, Nomex Pants and Shirt, Gloves, Hardhat/Helmet, Face Shield, Headlamp and Hand-held Radio.

  • Home Defense Firefighting Equipment:

    • Hose and Fittings, Water Tank, Pump, Hand Tools 

  • Learn Fire Behavior & Proper Firefighting Tactics: 

    • Fire Triangle, Terrain, Ember Storms, Fog vs Straight Stream​, How to Safely Approach Flames, Know When to Leave, Use of Hand Tools, Mop-up, Fire Following Tactics. 

Email Phil Seymour to find out more about the Community Defense Team and the 2019 training schedule. 

If you want to equip your home with a fire defense kit here are some recommendations on what to include:  

  • External Water Tank (Min. of 500 Gallons, 1000 Preferred) 

  • Hose Wrench and Hose Clamp

  • 200' of 1" Hose 

  • Reducer(s), if connecting to a hydrant

  • Nozzle 

  • Water Pump 

  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 

Supplies can be purchased at a variety of fire equipment suppliers, including:

Home Fire Defense Kit

 

Community Maps, Plans, and Ember Station Information

Below is a list of downloadable documents including community maps, county plans, and ember station info. 

 
 

Local Weather Links

 

Live Fuel Moisture + Rainfall Data

 

Peak Cameras

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