The Shasta County Fire Safe Council is your local wild fire safety resource! Be fire wise and fire safe in Shasta County. Your invited to come and make a difference in Shasta County. Please navigate around the web site by clicking the titles in the black title bar. Interesting information awaits you in our new format. This page details info on rules, regs, and some common sense tips. There’s some fun in the rest of the site.
California law requires a 100-foot clearance (defensible space) around all structures.Wildfire researchers have proven that a clearance of 100 feet is your best defense against threat of wildfire. The larger your area of defensible space is, the more protection you have against wildfire. Create defensible space around your home modify the vegetation around your home so you, the homeowner, or firefighters can safely defend against a wildfire.
Checklist to Prepare Your Family for a Fire
- Develop a family response and evacuation plan
- Determine a second or secondary escape route
- Be sure to include pets and livestock in your preparation plans
- Consider purchase of a portable pump and 100′ length of hose to use with pool or pond in case of emergency