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Alt-Text: Illustration of Embers approaching a house with the text, “Is your home ignition resistant”

Facebook: Wildfire knows no season. For this reason, we are recognizing the Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Campaign from May through October! During this campaign, we hope to empower and encourage Lake Tahoe residents to prepare for wildfire. To learn more, visit TahoeLivingWithFire.com.

Is your home ignition resistant? 60-90% of homes lost during wildfires are ignited by burning embers that can travel as far as a mile ahead of a fire. Engaging in pre-fire activities, such as creating defensible space and hardening homes to withstand wildfire, can help create ignition resistant homes and communities that are less vulnerable to embers.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety #FireAdapted

Twitter: Wildfire knows no season. This year, we are recognizing the Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Campaign from May through October. We hope to empower Tahoe residents to prepare for wildfire and create ignition resistant communities. To learn more, visit TahoeLivingWithFire.com.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety #FireAdapted


Alt-Text: Illustration of the different defensible space zones around a home with the text “Defensible space, Know the zones.”

Facebook: The Defensible Space Zone is the area around your house where vegetation has been managed to reduce the threat of wildfire and to allow firefighters to safely defend the property. Creating effective defensible space means understanding the different zones around the home.

THE EMBER-RESISTANT ZONE (Zone 0) |The zone within 5 feet of your home has many different names (e.g., the noncombustible zone, the immediate zone, the zero zone), but the objective is generally the same—to reduce the vulnerability of the home to embers. This area should always be kept clean of any dead vegetation and debris, and fire-resistant materials, such as gravel, concrete or brick should be emphasized.

THE LEAN, CLEAN, AND GREEN ZONE (Zone 1) | 5–30 feet from the home: To reduce the risk of fire spreading from plant life to the home, limit the amount of vegetation in this zone. Keep this area free of dead vegetation and debris, and make sure all plants are green and well-irrigated.

THE REDUCED FUEL ZONE (Zone 2) | The objective of this zone is to reduce fire spread and restrict fire movement into the crowns of trees or shrubs. Here, combustible items, like low-lying tree branches and dead plants should be removed.

Consult the Living With Fire Home Retrofit Guide linked below for information on creating defensible space and preparing your home for wildfire.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://bit.ly/3wWEMYJ

Twitter: The Defensible Space Zone is the area around your house where vegetation has been managed to reduce the threat of wildfire and to allow firefighters to safely defend the property. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafe

https://bit.ly/3wWEMYJ


Alt-Text: Illustration of the space between a home and vegetation, with a fire approaching and text that says, “Defensible Space, Create separation between home and flammable vegetation.”

Facebook: Flammable vegetation close to homes poses a significant wildfire threat. Creating and maintaining defensible space can reduce that threat. Learn more about defensible space in our guide, “Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness” below.

http://bit.ly/FACGuide

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: To protect your property during a wildfire, create defensible space by separating plants from your house. Learn more in our Fire Adapted Communities publication, linked below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

http://bit.ly/FACGuide

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Alt-text: Illustration of how fire moves from low-lying vegetation into the canopy of a tree with the text, “Defensible Space, Eliminate ladder fuels.”

Facebook: Low-lying branches and vegetation that can help carry flames into the tops of trees and shrubs. These ladder fuels can lead to the quicker spread of wildfire. Eliminating ladder fuels around your property can prevent that spread and protect your home.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: Ladder fuels can spread wildfire. Eliminate ladder fuels in and around your property to reduce the risk of wildfire.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety


Alt-text: Photo of pink flowers and text that says, “Defensible Space, choose plants with high moisture content.”

Facebook: For home landscaping, select less flammable, high-moisture plants. These plants can help slow the spread of wildfire. When selecting plants, choose smaller plants and remember to keep them well-groomed and healthy. Learn more in our Choosing the Right Plants for the Lake Tahoe Basin.

http://bit.ly/ChoosingRightPlants

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: High-moisture plants are less likely to spread wildfire. Select smaller, less flammable plants for home landscaping, and remember to keep them well-groomed and healthy. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

http://bit.ly/ChoosingRightPlants

 

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Alt-text: Illustration of the recommended 10 ft separation between tree canopies and the house with text that says, “Defensible Space, Create separation between trees.”

Facebook: Fire can transfer from treetop to treetop. In your defensible space, separate tree canopies by at least 10 feet. The tops of mature trees should not be within 10 feet of the house. 

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: Fire can transfer from treetop to treetop. In your defensible space, separate tree canopies by at least 10 feet. The tops of mature trees should not be within 10 feet of the house. 

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety


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Alt-text: Photo of a juniper plant with the text, “Defensible Space, Junipers are highly flammable. Keep them from at least 30 feet from homes.”

Facebook: Firefighters often refer to ornamental junipers as little green gas cans. They contain flammable chemicals, and when ignited can burn intensely. Keep these “little green gas cans” at least 30 feet from the house or replace them with low-growing deciduous shrubs, herbaceous flowers, rock mulches and hard surfaces. Learn more about choosing the right plants in high fire hazard areas in the link below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://bit.ly/ChoosingRightPlants

Twitter: Firefighters often refer to ornamental junipers as little green gas cans. Avoid planting them close to your home. Learn more about preparing your home and community for wildfire below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

https://bit.ly/ChoosingRightPlants


Alt-text: Photo of rock ground cover next to a house with the text, “Defensible Space, Use a non-combustible ground cover.”

Facebook: Mulch plays an important role in residential landscapes. Unfortunately, many mulches are combustible, a major drawback when used in high fire hazard areas. Within five feet of the home, use noncombustible rock, gravel, concrete and pavers. Also, ignition-resistant plant materials, such as irrigated, well-maintained flowers can be used. Learn more about the combustibility of landscape mulches at the link below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

http://bit.ly/Mulches

Twitter: Many mulches are combustible. Within five feet of the home, use non-combustible materials that cover a large area such as rock, gravel, concrete and pavers. Learn more at the link below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

http://bit.ly/Mulches


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Alt-text: A graphic of animated house brushing leaves off it’s roof.

Facebook: Do you have defensible space around your home? You can start by raking up pine needles or leaf litter, keeping vegetation healthy and irrigated, and ensuring there is vertical and horizontal spacing between trees and shrubs on your property. Don’t forget to request a defensible space inspection from your local fire district! 

#TahoeLivingWithFire #TakeCare #LTWAC

Twitter: Do you have defensible space around your home? You can start by raking up pine needles or leaf litter, keeping vegetation healthy and irrigated, and ensuring there is vertical and horizontal spacing between trees and shrubs on your property.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #TakeCare #LTWAC


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Facebook: In Tahoe, using propane reduces the risk of sparking a wildfire while grilling. Like any great chef, it helps to start with the best ingredients! Learn more fire prevention tips at tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-informed/fire-prevention/. 

#LTWAC #TahoeLivingWithFire #FirePrevention #FireSafety

Twitter: In Tahoe, using propane reduces the risk of sparking a wildfire while grilling! Like any great chef, it helps to start with the best ingredients.

#LTWAC #TahoeLivingWithFire #FirePrevention #FireSafety

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Alt-text: A graphic of an animated house holding an umbrella under embers. Text that says: “Sometimes it rains. Sometimes it pours embers from the sky.”

Facebook: Wildfires are unavoidable. Being prepared isn’t.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #TakeCareTahoe #LTWAC

Twitter: Wildfires are unavoidable. Being prepared isn’t.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #TakeCareTahoe #LTWAC

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Alt-text: Photo of a Wildfire Evacuation Checklist with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire. Evacuation checklist.”

Facebook: Wildfire evacuations are stressful events, and often residents don’t have much notice before it’s time to leave their homes. Prepare now for evacuation by packing a go-bag and using our evacuation checklist. Learn more below.  #TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire #Evacuation

http://bit.ly/LWFEvacuationChecklist

Twitter: Wildfire evacuations are stressful events, and often residents don’t have much notice before it’s time to leave their homes. Use an evacuation checklist to prepare now.  #TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire #Evacuation http://bit.ly/LWFEvacuationChecklist


Alt-text: Photo of a family reviewing their home evacuation guide with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire, Know your escape route.”

Facebook: Know your neighborhood! Plan an escape route for when wildfire hits your community. Make sure to plan a secondary route in case the primary route is blocked. Learn more below. #TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-prepared/

Twitter: Know your neighborhood! Plan an escape route for when wildfire hits your community. Make sure to plan a secondary route in case the primary route is blocked. Learn more below. #TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire #ReadyForWildfire
https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-prepared/

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Alt-text: Photo of a person in a wheelchair with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire. Evacuating vulnerable populations.”

Facebook: When preparing for wildfire, think about those in your community who need special consideration during an evacuation. Learn how to prepare for a wildfire evacuation. Learn more below:

  • Contact your local emergency manager to learn about emergency services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Create a support network of people who can assist with evacuation.
  • Pack a go-bag with 3-5 days’ worth of essentials including medications and medical equipment.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-prepared/

Twitter: When preparing for wildfire, think about those in your community who need special consideration during an evacuation. Learn more below.

#TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #DefensibleSpace #NWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/get-prepared/


Alt-text: Photo of a dog in a car with text that says, “Prepare for Wildfire. Animal evacuation.”

Facebook: Many people living in high fire hazard areas have pets. Prepare to evacuate your animals before wildfire happens. Pack a go-bag with everything your animals might need and make sure that you can safely transport them. #TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety

Twitter: Many people living in high fire hazard areas have pets. Prepare to evacuate your animals before wildfire happens. #TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety


Alt-text: Photo of a red evacuation go bag with text that says, Prepare for Wildfire, Pack an evacuation go-bag.

FacebookA go-bag should be easily accessible and filled with the items you need to quickly and safely evacuate your home. It needs to have enough supplies to last at least three days but should have enough to last seven days. Find out what goes into a go-bag and how to put one together in our “Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness” linked below. #TahoeLivingWithFire #FireYear #LTWAC #Wildfire #FirePrep #FireSafety
http://bit.ly/FACGuide

Twitter: A go-bag is easily accessible and helps you quickly and safely evacuate during a wildfire. Learn how to put one together in the “Fire Adapted Communities Guide” linked below. #TahoeLivingWithFire #LTWAC #Wildfire #ReadyForWildfire http://bit.ly/FACGuide

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