What can YOU do to keep your home and neighborhood fire-safer??

  1. Keep all wood fencing well away from your home.  Get a metal gate!!  Wood fencing acts like a wick in a fire.

  2. If you must use mulch, use rocks! All natural mulch material is flammable. Do NOT believe the misinformation that redwood bark (gorilla hair) is "safe because redwood trees are fire resistant." The reason redwood trees are fire resistant is because of the way they grow new sprouts.

  3. Plant nothing in the 3-5' zone around your home. If you can't wean yourself away from plants near your home, plant succulents or cacti. Generally speaking, they cook, but don't spread fire. Do your research!