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Fire Prevention Week: Oct 9th-15th

October 1, 2011

In So Cal, we often face horrific fires and the Santa Ana Wind season is coming!! Please check out these fire safety tops courtesy of Fidelity National Home Warranty

In addition to these important tips, consider fire sprinklers… brother owns Ideal Fire Sprinkler Company in Orange and has lots of great ideas for protecting your home!!

Fire Prevention Week: October 9th-15th

Proper clearance to 100 feet dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire. This defensible space also provides for firefighter safety when protecting homes during a wildland fire.

• Create a Defensible Space of 100 feet around your home. It is required by law.

• Create a “LEAN, CLEAN and GREEN ZONE” by removing all flammable vegetation within 30 feet immediately surrounding your home.

• Then create a “REDUCED FUEL ZONE” in the remaining 70 feet or to your property line. You have two options in this area:

A. Create horizontal and vertical spacing between plants. The amount of space will depend on how steep your property is and the size of your plants.

B. Large trees do not have to be removed as long as all of the plants beneath them are removed.

• Remove lower tree branches at least six feet from the ground.

• Landscape with fire resistant plants.

• Maintain all plants with regular water, and keep dead branches, leaves and needles removed.

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