There's a lot of good advice out there on how to make your home and property more resilient against wildfire. Follow the information for ways to protect your life and property from wildfire.
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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:
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:
Alert Sense is our community's emergency messaging service. The Chelan County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management uses it to send alerts for wildfire evacuations of your property via text message. Signing up by clicking the link to the left. Emergency notifications are automatically sent to phones in the area of a fire, but you may not receive an alert while on vacation, or even at work. By signing up, you will receive alerts in any location with cellular service keeping you connected to conditions at home.
Helpful tip: there are many types of alerts, select only those you wish to receive.
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 to view the tri-fold brochure! Free copies of the 70 page resource are available at:
WSU Extension Office
400 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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 for a contact list of professionals who have taken our fire resilient landscapes course.
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 hard 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.
small forest landowner assistance
The Washington Department of Natural Resources offers forest health consultations and a cost share program for fuels reduction on private land. Click the DNR logo to be directed to their webpage.
Further information or copies of any of the above information can be found at:
206 Easy St.
Wenatchee, Wa 98801