Wildfire Prevention PSA: Everyone's Responsibility
When widlfire threatens dozens of homes at once, firefighters do not have the resources to defend them all. The most effective approach is for communities and residents to work together with fire and land managers to assess and reduce their risk before a fire even starts.
Preparing for a Wildfire PSA
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Little things can make a big difference during a wildfire. Research shows that homes are often lost after the main body of a fire passes. Most of these ignitions are preventable, so advanced preparation is critical.
Preventing Wildfire from Affecting Evesham Township
Providing Quality Fire and Emergency Medical Services to Evesham Township Residents and Visitors
About the Firewise Communities Program
Brush, grass and forest fires don’t have to be disasters. NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. Firewise is a key component of Fire Adapted Communities – a collaborative approach that connects all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action with comprehensive resources to help reduce risk.
Find out what the experts know about the best way to make your home and neighborhood safer from wildfire. From the basics of defensible space and sound landscaping techniques, to research on how homes ignite (and what you can do about it), there are tips, tools and teachings you can use! Access the NFPA's Firewise Resources by clicking HERE.
We encourage all residents to watch the informational videos below on wildfire prevention. Further information on NFPA's Firewise Resources can be found by clicking HERE.
Making Your Home Firewise
This video presents ideas and techniques for homeowners when constructing or modifying home in the wildland/urban interface areas. Topics covered in the video are: Roof, Windows, Eaves, Decks, and Landscaping. The video also provides information that a prevention officer or anyone with cooperative duties can use in a presentation or as a basis of discussion for various local groups.
You may not realize it, but Evesham Township has a significant portion of the Township where the wildland areas interface with homes. This area is known as the wildland/urban interface zone.In this area, wildfires could spread quickly and cause significant damage to homes in our community and in a very quick fashion. Wildfires spread quickly under the right fire and weather conditions, and sometimes, spread quick enough to overwhelm the local firefighting resources and efforts.
The goal of the Firewise Communities initiatives are to prevent the spread of wildfire to nearby homes and allow firefighters time to respond and contain the fire before the fabric of the Evesham Township community is damaged.
Evesham's Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Risk