Residential Checklist

Fuel Break

  1. Non-flammable ground cover?
  2. Dead vegetation removed?
  3. Shrubs green, healthy, spaced?
  4. Ladder vegetation removed?
  5. Debris disposal – chip – burn?
  6. Area wide fuel break?


  1. Adequate fuel break?
  2. Adequate water crossings?
  3. Turn-around area at house?
  4. Alternate escape route?
  5. Accessible to fire equipment?
  6. Turnouts for two-way travel?


  1. Posted / Visible / Readable?
  2. Posted at all intersections?

Building Characteristics

  1. Fire-resistant roofing?
  2. Vents & openings screened?
  3. Roof, Gutters free of debris?
  4. Decks enclosed or screened?


  1. Vegetation at power lines cleared?
  2. Vegetation around LPG tank screened?

Other Considerations

  1. Firewood, Lumber moved away?

Most Important: Maintain the fuel breaks and continue reducing fire hazards.

Be aware that wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now – Before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.