There's a lot of good advice out there on how to make your home and property more resilient against wildfire. Click on the following links to get started.
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This video from the Institute for Business and Home Safety highlights ignition vulnerabilities of a home under a simulated ember shower. Current research estimates 80% of structures lost to wildfire are due to embers. Click the video to watch.
More information can be found linked below to an IBHS publication with leading defensible space and home hardening information:
FIRE RESISTANT PLANTS
The Chelan/Douglas Master Gardener Program published a plant guide for our area with over 70 pages of plants to make you landscape beautiful and fire resistant! Click the image (left) to view the tri-fold brochure! Free copies of the 70 page resource are available at:
Hiring a Landscaper?
Chelan County Fire District #1 and the WSU Master Gardener Program have partnered with area landscape professionals to improve our fire resilient landscapes! From arborists to landscape designers, click the picture (left) for a contact list of professionals who have taken our fire resilient landscapes course.
Help us help you!
Blue reflective address signs are highly visible for en route first responders. Properly paced address signs on your home and at the end of your driveway help us find your residence when seconds count. Follow this link to our address sign page:
Arborvitae is a widespread ornamental shrub feature on many properties in our community. Its properties make for a highly flammable fuel that can rapidly transmit fire to your home. Check out the Master Gardener's list of alternatives for privacy hedge rows in this flyer.
Click the image (left) for a PDF.
Ready, Set, go!
This guide contains wildfire preparedness and evacuation information for residents. This is a great resource to distribute at your next HOA meeting! A PDF is attached to the photo link, and copies in English and Spanish are available at our Easy St. station.
It's important to note Chelan County uses evacuation levels 1, 2 & 3 to describe the threat of an approaching fire. The information in this guide supplements County evacuation levels well. A description of levels 1, 2, & 3 can found in our English/ Spanish handout coming to the website soon!
Any of the above documents can be picked up at:
206 Easy St.
Wenatchee, Wa 98801