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Would Your Property Withstand a Wildfire?

The last time a wildfire came through this area, it took eighteen homes with it. Find out if your property would be defensible. Are the efforts and measures you do to protect your property the right measures? Could you do more? Or, is less actually needed.

10 FireFree Tips
  • Define Your Defensible Space

  • Reduce Flammable Brush Around Your Home and Under Nearby Trees

  • Prune or Remove Trees

  • Keep Grass and Weeds Cut Low

  • Clear Wood Piles and Building Materials Away from Your Home

  • Keep Your Yard and Roof Clean

  • Keep Address Signs Visible

  • Choose Fire-Resistant Building Materials and Lawn Furniture

  • Recycle Yard
    Debris – Avoid Burning

  • Be Prepared to Respond to Wildfire

Download the FireFree "Protect Your Own" brochure

Take the 4 Steps to FireWise and help give your home a fighting chance.

1) Assess Your Risk

Schedule a FREE wildfire risk assessment with a representative of the Lake Chinook Fire Protection District at
541-629-8911 or email info@lakechinookfireandrescue.org

2) Set Goals

Use the results of your personalized wildfire risk assessment to set realistic risk reduction goals for your family. If you need help prioritizing put your ABC's first by implementing projects that...

* improve Accessibility to your property,
* clear fuels from the Border of your home
* Cover your home with fire-resistant materials.

3) Take Action

The most important step of all involves moving from talking about risk reduction to actually tackling your list of projects. Try not to
feel overwhelmed and remember every step, no matter how small, is a step toward protection. Try partnering with neighbors or hiring a local contractor to help you get the job done.
Learn more about Defensible space>>

4) Be Prepared

Wildfires can occur without warning and quickly spread. The final step to being FireWise involves developing a wildfire emergency plan for your family, pets and livestock in case an evacuation is ordered for your neighborhood. At a minimum an evacuation plan answers the questions...

* What will you take with you?
* What will you do with your pets and livestock?
* How will you communicate in case you and your family members are separated?
Learn More at Wildfire Preparedness > >

Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue Protection District is offering a free evaluation of properties within the district to assess the risk of wildfire. These evaluations are done by an ODF certified Forestland – Urban Interface property evaluator.

The evaluations will help property owners determine what fuels reductions or fire prevention measures should be taken to help protect their property against wildfire.

The evaluations are quick and simple; they generally take less then a half an hour to conduct. The evaluator will make suggestions on how you can better protect your property.

Call today for an appointment to schedule your free evaluation. You can contact the fire district at 541-629-8911 or email info@lakechinookfireandrescue.org.