May 13 2014

Fire Season Requires Defensible Space Around Your Property

Piedmont’s Fire Chief Warren (Bud) McLaren has issued a press release.

The Piedmont Fire Department reminds residents that the 2014 Fire Season has been declared and that creating and maintaining Defensible Space is critical for the protection of their homes.

“This year we are preparing for the increased fire risk due to lack of rainfall and resulting drought conditions.” said Fire Chief Bud McLaren.

Piedmont Fire inspectors will be educating residents and evaluating properties to make sure they are in compliance with Piedmont’s city ordnance for fire hazard abatement.

Here are some tips that can help homes survive wildfires:

• Maintain a Defensible Space around all structures.

• Clear all needles and leaves from roofs, eaves and rain gutters.

• Trim branches 6 feet from the ground.

• Landscape with fire resistant and drought tolerant plants.

• Trim branches away from roofs, and 10 feet from the chimney.

• Keep wood piles and flammable materials 30 feet from the home.

• Use fire resistant building materials.

For more information on preparing for Fire Season and Defensible Space contact:

Piedmont Fire Department or visit the Fire Station at:

Piedmont Fire Department

120 Vista Avenue

Piedmont, Ca 94611


Any day from 8:00 am through 6:00 pm

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