Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It is important to keep the area around your home clean and to keep your plants green. Older kids in more rural areas have the responsibility remind your parents to clean up the area around your house. It is important to help by raking and cleaning up where you can. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it also protects your home from catching fire from radiant heat or direct flames.
To learn more about helping create defensible space around your home, visit www.readyforwildfire.org.