CAL FIRE Battalion Chief, Kirk Van Wormer will be calling in with an update on the Lake County “Clayton Fire”, and we’ll discuss Defensible Space; What is it? Why is it important?
More on the show, including KW Open House Extravaganza, Interest Rate update, a look at the August market, and more. Join the fun at 9:00-10:00 AM pst, 1350AM, 103.5 FM and streaming live at www.KSRO.com
Here are a few great tips from the CAL-FIRE website
|1. Equipment Use Safety
· Never mow or trim dry grass on a Red Flag Warning Day. (Mow before 10 a.m. on a day when its not hot and windy).
· Never use lawn mowers in dry vegetation.
· Spark arresters are required in wildland areas on all portable gasoline powered equipment.
|2. Campfire Safety
· Before starting a campfire, make sure you have a campfire permit and that they are permitted on the land you are visiting.
· Afterwards, ensure that your campfire is properly extinguished.
|3. Defensible Space
· Residents should make sure they have 100 feet of defensible space around structures.
· Clear dead weeds and vegetation.
· Remove leaves and needles from gutters.
· Trim branches 6 feet from the ground.
· Never pull over in dry grass.
· Ensure trailer chains don’t drag on the ground.
· Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained.
· Have proper tire pressure to avoid driving on wheel rim.
· Never let your brake pads wear too thin.
· Make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished.
· Never burn landscape debris like leaves or branches on NO Burn Days or when it’s windy or areas where not allowed.
· Target shoot only in approved areas, use lead ammunition only, and never at metal targets.
· Report any suspicious activities to prevent arson.
For more fire prevention tips visit a www.PreventWildfireCA.org.