Are You Prepared?
The Oregon Department of Forestry still has funds available to remove unsafe fuels from around your house. After an inspection by an ODF representative, the agency will pay you or a contractor you hire $400 per acre to remove brush up to 100 feet from your house. Call (541) 664-3328 to schedule a visit or to get more information.
Defensible Space Checklist
q Post address signs so emergency responders can find you.
q Trim branches along your driveway at least 14’ tall & 14’ wide for fire trucks.
q Construct a fuel break along your driveway - 15’ on both sides.
q Replace wood shake roofs with non-flammable roofing material.
q Remove leaves & needles from gutters, roofs, & decks.
q Remove tree limbs that overhang roof.
q Keep decks free of flammable lawn furniture, doormats, etc.
q Screen vents and areas under decks with 1/8” metal mesh.
q Dispose of debris safely.
RWITHIN 50’ OF YOUR HOME:
q Maintain 50’ around your home - lean, green & clean.
q Locate woodpiles away from buildings.
RWITHIN 100’ OF YOUR HOME:
q Remove dead plants & brush.
q Remove low tree branches & shrubs.
q Mow grass to 6”