Your Property's Risk is in Your Control

There are several resources that can walk a resident through how to FireSmart their home and their property, such as:

● Remove combustible surface material in the area within 10 metres of your home

● Make sure trees are spaced at least 3 metres apart

● Prune all branches that are within 2 metres of the ground

● The roof should be free of combustible materials, so embers don’t have a place to collect (it should also be a fire-resistant roof made of materials that may include clay, asphalt, and metal)

● The chimney should have a spark arrestor to reduce the chance of sparks and embers escaping

● Gutters should be free of debris and screened if possible

● Eaves and vents should be screened with 3mm wire mesh. Soffits and fascia should be properly fitted as well

● Siding like stucco, metal siding, brick and concrete have superior fire resistance

● Windows should be tempered, thermal or double-paned

● Doors should be fire rated and have a good seal; weather strip your garage door even to prevent embers from entering

By taking small consistent steps to FireSmart your home and property, you reduce your own risk and your neighbourhoods risk of devastating wildfire.

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