Firewise West Virginia
FIREWISE WEST VIRGINIA

Firewise West Virginia is a state-level extension of the national Firewise program, which focuses on creating safe access and defensible space for homes built adjacent to woodlands.

Find out more about Firewise West Virginia

Protect Your Home From Wildfires With These Simple Tips

Do you live near the woods? If you do (like many of us in West Virginia), your house is at risk from damages or destruction by wildfires.

Here are a few simple tips to help reduce your risk:

* Remove dead leaves, pine needles, tree branches and combustible debris from around your home.

* Don't store firewood on or under porches or decks.

* Don't store machinery like four-wheelers, lawn mowers and weedeaters under decks or porches.

* Plant less-flammable trees and shrubs around your home, including flowering dogwood, Eastern redbud, azaleas and hydrangeas. To check out more shrubs and trees, click here


To find out other ways to protect your home from
wild land fire, check out these other resources:

Woods Homeowners Association Firewise at The Woods

50 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Home from Wildfire

Be Firewise Around Your Home

Firewise Communities Web Site

Reduce the Risk Brochure

Woodland Home Wildfire Hazard Assessment Form

Firewise Word Search

For more information about Firewise West Virginia

RODGER OZBURN
FORESTRY SPECIALIST - FIRE
P.O. Box 40
Farmington, 26571
firewise.westvirginia@wv.gov
(304) 825-6983
(304) 282-1203 cell

 
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