Best Practices for Safety

Maintain Your Property

Use fire-resistant and protective roofing and materials like stone, brick and metal to protect your home. Avoid using wood materials that offer the least fire protection.

Keep roofs and eaves clear of debris. Cover all exterior vents, attics and eaves with metal mesh screens no larger than 6 millimeters.

Install multi-pane windows, tempered safety glass or fireproof shutters to protect large windows from radiant heat. Use fire-resistant draperies for added window protection.

Keep tools for fire protection nearby: 100 foot garden hose, shovel, rake, ladder and buckets. Make sure water sources, such as hydrants and ponds, are accessible to the fire department.