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Are You Prepared for Wildfires?

Wildfires are part of California's ecosystems, and they do not have to lead to the destruction of structures and livelihoods. We all have a role to play in improving wildfire resilience, and we can make a difference from individual houses to entire communities. Preparing your home and property for a wildfire is an ongoing task throughout the year. Though it can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin, there are simple, cost-effective actions you can take to significantly reduce fire risk for your home and community. You probably heard about defensible space and home hardening. The idea behind those strategies is to protect vulnerable components of your house and reduce exposure to flames and ember ignition. In general, it is a good idea to start with your home and work your way out.

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For more information and resources, check out the UC ANR Fire Network website https://ucanr.edu/sites/fire/ , or contact the local Fire Advisor Dr. Luca Carmignani https://bit.ly/m/SoCalFireGuy.

Wildfire Safety – Before, During and After A Fire

UC Cooperative Extension forestry and Natural Resource Advisors have compiled this statewide site with information and resources about Wildfire Safety - Before, During and After A Fire. Visit the site HERE

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The links and documents listed on this page provide information on the fires and fire-related issues. As parts of California continue to fight some of it's worst fires in recent history here's what you can do to stay prepared.


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