Oregon Department of Forestry explains the principles of how to make your home firesafe.
Our short video on what are "Ladder Fuels"? How does removing them protect your home from wildfire?
According to the local inter-county Fire Plan “more continuous fuels have led to larger, more intense wildfires in the area which are increasingly difficult to suppress and can quickly overwhelm local, state, and federal firefighting resources.” The county protection plan emphasizes that “without more widespread reduction of fire hazards by property owners before a fire occurs, it may be impossible for firefighters to safely defend some or all of the structures when wildfire does threaten an area.”
The RVIFP emphasized that fuel management on private land in the wildland urban interface (WUI) is the key to the survival of homes during a wildfire event. This includes creating a “defensible space” around the perimeter of the home in which natural and man-made fuels are reduced.
Jackson County and the Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Co-op offers a guide to homeowners to protect their homes from wildfire.