Your Home Can Survive a Wildfire
Dr. Jack Cohen, a respected expert on wildfire behavior and fire science research, explains how fireproofing your home can help protect it from wildfire. High intensity flame from a wildfire is less likely to ignite the home than “fire brands”—the hot embers that are spit from the intense flames and then deposited on flammable materials on or around the home.
Wildfire: Prevent Home Ignition, Part One
Years of research, testing, and investigation have revealed insights into why some homes are completely destroyed by wildfire while others are not. These findings have also helped experts recognize that there are precautions that can be taken by homeowners to reduce the chance of losing their home in a wildfire.
Wildfire: Prevent Home Ignition, Part 2
This video examines various steps that can reduce the chances of home ignition during a wildfire, including:
Changing a wooden roof to a fire-resistant roof
Reducing vegetation around the home
Creating clearance of 100 feet between the home and forest area