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FireWise Virginia

Videos

We've selected some videos on YouTube that help demonstrate some FirewWise concepts.

FireWise Making News

Photo of House with Defensible Space Saved from Fire

Videos:

Landscaping

Landscape

Videos:

Defensible Space

Defensible Space

Videos

Construction

Construction

Videos:

Information Resources - Protect Your Home

Photo of house saved from fire by defensible space

Tips and Suggestions

Presentations

Evaluate

  • Home Hazard Test - this easy online test will help you identify potential fire hazrads at your home and property.

Safety

Preparing For Wildfires

Landscaping

The Virginia Department of Forestry, in conjunction with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and the National Park Service, provides the following Land Care Steward/FireWise information. Please visit

Information Resources - Protect Your Community

Subdivision Ordinances

Help make your subdivision firewise by using this sample guideline for subdivision ordinances.

Property Owner/Developer Information

Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

The number of homes being built in or near forested areas is increasing rapidly in Virginia. When a fire occurs around one of these homes, it often extends into the forestland, threatening other homes and forest resources. Forest fires often threaten and burn homes and structures built in wooded areas if the homeowner has not taken proper fire safety precaution.

Financial Assistance

Grant programs provide Money For Mitigation.

Additional Information

Last modified: Tuesday, 31-Jan-2017 17:05:35 EST