As we know there has been many wildfires this year, which has led to great loss of property, not to mention life. Is there anything we can do to help in the protection of our homes when it comes to this?
One way is by something referred to as Defensible Space. This is when the area around a home or building is prepared in such a way so as to prevent wildfire from spreading.
What are some ways Defensible Space helps protect a building?
One very important way is that it allows for fire trucks to be able to access the area. In this way firefighters have the best chance to save the building because they are right there.
A Defensible Space that is properly cared for will not have areas of vegetation or anything that acts as fuel where fires would spread very fast. When a fire has nothing to burn, it will become weak and much easier for firefighters to take care of.
If you live in an area with a body of water, like a pond, make sure the surrounding area of it is cleared of trees etc. This will enable the fire department to easily get to it, saving very valuable time.
Of course, it depends where you live as to what kind of requirements exist regarding Defensible Space. It is always wise to check with the local authorities before doing anything that could endanger wildlife etc.
For more information, please contact us. We are always happy to help, and your safety is our top concern.