Defensible Space and Fire Safe Home
Here are some old reminders and new things we've learned most of them from "Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone", a national-level course which teaches people how to determine their home's wildfire risk.
(9MB PDF) How to protect yourself, your property, and natural resources: the basics of living in a fire prone landscape.
Could firefighters or medics find you quickly in an emergency? Missing signs, or unreadable ones, can cost your life!
Incorporation fire safe concepts into residential landscaping is one of the most important steps to help your home survive a wildfire.
This brochure suggests native and non-native plants appropriate for three zones around a house......
(2.5 MB PDF) Complimentary information to "Living with Wildfire in Mendocino County."
A monthly statewide periodical on forest stewardship that addresses fire issues in the forest landscape, featuring Mendocino County.
Checklist to determine your home’s risk of destruction by wildfire.
Suggestions for creating a fire safety zone for use in a wildfire emergency.
Rural water storage configuration and fittings that homeowners and fire departments use.
Note: For a 4-page color pamphlet on this subject, with photos an diagram, please contact the Fire Safe Council at 707-462-3662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As guardians of large animals, be proactive in their safety and handling during an emergency.
Good air quality information.
The Mendocino County Community Wildfire Protection Plan developed in partnership with the Mendocino Fire Safe Council and CalFire to be proactive in community based efforts to address wildland fire safety.
The addresses and phone numbers of local fire agencies authorized to grant burning permits. Basic rules and restriction are noted.