Survivable (Defensible) Space

Homeowner’s Firewise Guide for Arizona

AZ State Forester and Firewise.org publication focused on Arizona’s Firewise

Cal Fire: Wildfire is coming... are you ready?

California (with decades of experience) information related to preparing your home for a potential wildfire

An older fact sheet that deals with Defensible Space

FEMA: Home Builder’s Guide to Construction in Wildfire Zones

2018 version of building recommendations for structures within the WUI – read only

International Code Council’s International WUI Code

US Fish and Wildlife Service’s guide for creating a home’s survivable space

Creating an Effective Survivable Space - A Step-by-Step Guide

Local Wildfire Information

Note: Often one TV or radio station seems to take the lead in providing the best, current information dealing with a local wildfire. If we’re able to, we’ll update this section to include the one or two sources for the most relevant information for a particular incident.

Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority

Your local Fire and Medical organization. The Facebook Updates section is regularly updated

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Facebook

Your local law enforcement agency’s Facebook page.

Yavapai County Facebook

Yavapai County Emergency Management Facebook

Yavapai county Twitter

InciWEB

An interagency all-risk incident information management system which was developed to provide the public a single source of incident related information.

Firewise

National Fire Protection Agency

The NFPA’s Firewise-USA site

Prescott Area Wildland Urban Interface Commission

PAWUIC (renaming itself to be Yavapai Firewise) is a Firewise umbrella organization for the entire county

DFFM Firewise

The Arizona State Firewise site

US Fire Administration

An entity of FEMA, the mission of the USFA is to support and strengthen fire organizations, EMS and stakeholders to prepare for, prevent, mitigate and respond to all hazards

Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention

A good source for Firewise related material

REDUCING WILDFIRE RISKS IN THE HOME IGNITION ZONE

A PDF publication dealing with the Home Ignition Zone

WILDFIRE RESEARCH: NEAR-BUILDING NONCOMBUSTIBLE ZONE

A test of how a building ignites

IS YOUR HOME HARDENED TO SURVIVE A WILDFIRE EMBER STORM?

Recommendations for hardening your home to survive an ember storm

INTERNATIONAL WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE CODE

Specific code guidance for building a home within the WUI. Read Only but can be purchased

PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM FIRE

A evidence based approach to saving your home from wildfire

BE EMBER AWARE

A focus on what ignites most homes during a wildfire – Embers!

Insurance

Firewise Virtual Workshop: Understanding Insurance in the Wildland Urban Interface

A YouTube video of a webinar sponsored by NFPA and the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association

Insurance Information Institute: Insurance for Wildfires

It’s webpage that pertains to insurance coverage within a WUI

Wildfire and Insurance – Insurance

Information Institute

A PowerPoint presentation dealing with Insurance and wildfires

Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association

RMIIA”s guide for understanding wildfire insurance

Landscape Planting

USDA Extension: Selecting Firewise Plants

General discussion dealing with what types of plants to select and which to avoid

UA FIREWISE Plant Materials for 3,000 ft. and Higher Elevations

Guidance from the University of Arizona

A general guide for landscaping property within a Wildland/Urban Interface

UA Fire-Resistant Landscaping

Dewey-Humboldt Firewise 501(c)3

EIN: 84-3589586

P O Box 764

Humboldt AZ 86329