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July is Wildland Fire Prevention Month

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Published:06/30/2006 Safety
July is Wildland Fire Prevention Month    Print Snohomish Times    
Snohomish VIC Looking at Ave D and First
Snohomish River and Historic First Street
It is now July, and the focus throughout the State of Washington is on wildland fire prevention. Every year many families unnecessarily lose their homes and possessions to wildland fire. These losses can be minimized if homeowners take the time to become aware of safety measures to help protect their homes and complete some effective actions. The roof and exterior structure of your dwelling should be constructed of non-combustible or fire resistant materials such as fire resistant roofing materials, tile, slate, sheet iron, aluminum, brick, or stone. Wood siding, cedar shakes, exterior wood paneling, and other highly combustible materials should be treated with fire retardant chemicals.

Maintain a Survivable Space - "Things You Can Do Today"

Clean roof surfaces and gutters of pine needs, leaves, branches, etc., regularly to avoid accumulation of flammable materials. Remove portions of any tree extending within 10 feet of the flue opening of any stove or chimney. Maintain a screen constructed of non-flammable material over the flue opening of every chimney or stovepipe. Mesh openings of the screen should not exceed 1/2 inch. Landscape vegetation should be spaced so that fire can not be carried to the structure or surrounding vegetation. Remove branches from trees to height of 15 feet.

A fuel break should be maintained around all structures. Dispose of stove or fireplace ashes and charcoal briquettes only after soaking them in a metal pail of water. Store gasoline in an approved safety can away from occupied buildings. Propane tanks should be far enough away from buildings for valves to be shut off in case of fire. Keep area clear of flammable vegetation.

All combustibles such as firewood, picnic tables, boats, etc. should be kept away from structures. Garden hose should be connected to outlet. Addressing should be indicated at all intersections and on structures. All roads and driveways should be at least 16 feet in width. Have fire tools handy such as: ladder long enough to reach the roof, shovel, rake and bucket for water.

Each home should have at least two different entrance and exit routes. http://www.nifc.gov/fire_info/nfn.htm


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