DEFENSIBLE SPACE AND HARDENING YOUR HOME
Keep your property lean and green to help protect your family and home.
Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it protects your home from catching fire—either from direct flame contact or radiant heat. Defensible space is also important for the protection of the firefighters defending your home.Brochure Source
CAL FIRE’S READY SET GO CAMPAIGN VIDEO
In California, wildfires aren’t a question of if, but only a question of when. If you choose to live near a natural area of the state, you are at risk for wildfires and it’s your responsibility to prepare yourself, your family, and your home. And that preparation starts with three simple steps: READY, SET, GO!Video
PHOS-CHEK: FIRE CHEMICALS – MYTHS vs REALITIES
Terms like “retardant foam” “and retardant gel” are MISLEADING.
Long-Term retardant alters fuel decomposition making it NON-FLAMMABLE. Retardants do NOT NEED WATER to be effective and are effective until physically removed. Water, Foam and Gel are SUPPRESSANTS, not retardants. They enhance water, making the water more effective. Once the water is gone, there is NO EFFECTIVENESS. Long-Term Retardant do NOT need to be re-wetted once applied
Long-term retardant is effective wet and DRY. Re-wetting a retardant line is unnecessary, wastes resources, and could physically wash away the retardant, reducing effectiveness.
Gel effectiveness may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Don’t count on 8 hours or more of protectionPhos-Chek PDF