Wildfire Safety Tips for Homeowners
As we head into a dry summer, it is key to protect your home from wildfire. Below are some tips to help you keep your property safe.
-Cut away any vegetation within 5- 30 feet of your home, being sure to remove dead debris around any structure. Yavapai County is having a FREE slash drop-off program that expires on June 1st. For more information on this, visit www.yavapai.us/district5/firewise
-Sign up for Yavapai County Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System at www.ycsoaz.gov/community/emergency-preparedness/ens/
-Is your property on a slope? Be sure to use the right vegetation type for your landscaping. This helps create survivable space. See page 5 at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5339207.pdf
-Obey all fire ban restrictions, and be sure to have burn permits before you start any burn.
-Keep up with yard word, especially in this hot weather. Be sure to keep your vegetation watered and healthy, and take the time to prune any dead vegetation. Just a few minutes in the morning will help keep your yard safer, and looking beautiful.