10 Tips One Zone
1. Define your defensible space.
2. Have your chimney or wood stove pipe cleaned by a professional.
3. Trim overhanging branches at least 10 feet away from chimneys.
4. Make sure you have a reflective address sign from your Fire District posted and clearly visible, so that emergency responders can find you.
5. Have disaster supplies for your family & pets on hand at all times. (Contact the Red Cross, or go on-line to either Jackson or Josephine County web pages for details.)
6. Build firewood piles at least 30 feet away from all structures.
7. Cover all exterior vents with a fine 1/8” wire mesh, to keep sparks (and animals) out.
8. Survey your defensible space and along the driveway for unhealthy trees that may fall during winter storms.
9. Clean fallen leaves and needles from rain gutters and roofs.
10. Plant only fire-resistant landscaping and trees. See www.rvfpc.com for more information.
11. Keep grass and weeds cut low.
12. If you have forested property, get advice on forest health and fire safety. Call or stop by the district office to get information.