Every year, wildfires burn across the U.S., and more and more people are living where wildfires are a real risk.
Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with wildlands and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are now at risk. But by working together residents can make their own property - and their neighborhood - much safer from wildfire.
Below are a few wildfire preparedness tips:
- Seven Ways residents can reduce wildfire risk
- Wildfire risk reduction safety tips
- Nfpa.org Wildfire Preparedness tips
Stay up to date by following these social media accounts:
- Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest Twitter Account
- Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest Facebook Account
- Department of Natural Resources Twitter Account
- Department of Natural Resources Facebook Account
Ready, Set, Go!
Your personal wildfire action plan.
The fire season is now a year-round reality in many areas, requiring firefighters and residents to be on heightened alert for the threat of wildfire throughout the year.
It’s not a question of if but when the next major wildfire will occur. That’s why the most important person in protecting your life and property is not the firefighter, but you. Through advance planning and preparation, we can all be ready for wildfire.
Read through the tips in the document link below for help in creating heightened awareness and a more fire-safe environment for you and your family.
"Be Ready - Be Safe"
A Fire Safety Seminar for Homeowners Living in the Wildland-Urban Interface.
- Fire-Resistant Landscaping for Chelan/Douglas County, Washington
- Creating an Effective Defensible Space
- A Guide to Fire Resistant Plants for Chelan/Douglas County, Washington
Below is an example of a working firewise garden.
Come see it in person at the Douglas County Fire District #2 fire station at 377 Eastmont Avenue East Wenatchee WA 98802