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The following are various fire prevention recommendations from, the US Department of Interior and the “Utah Living with Fire Program”
The Defensible Space Checklist
1. Clean roof surfaces and gutters of pine needles, leaves, branches, etc., regularly to avoid accumulation of flammable materials.
2. Remove portions of any tree extending within 10 feet of the flue opening of any stove or chimney.
3. Maintain a screen constructed of non-flammable material over the flue opening of every chimney or stovepipe. Mesh openings of the screen should not exceed 1/2 inch.
4. Remove branches from trees to height of 15 feet.
5. Dispose of stove or fireplace ashes and charcoal briquettes only after soaking them in a metal pail of water.
6. Store gasoline in an approved safety can away from occupied buildings.
7. Propane tanks should be far enough away from buildings for valves to be shut off in case of fire.
8. Keep area clear of flammable vegetation.
9. All combustibles such as firewood, picnic tables, boats, etc. should be kept away from structures.
10. Garden hose should be connected to outlet.
11. Addressing should be indicated at all intersections and on structures.
12. All roads and driveways should be at least 16 feet in width.
13. Have fire tools handy such as: ladder long enough to reach the roof, shovel, rake and bucket for water.
14. Each home should have at least two different entrance and exit routes.
Protect Your Home From Wildfires
Landscaping and construction are two main areas of focus when creating a wildfire safe home. The following tips come from the "Utah, Living with Fire" program.
1. Define and Create Your Defensible Space: Defensible Space is the area between your home and the wildland where vegetation has been modified. This area is suggested to be at least 30 feet on flat ground and more with areas of greater slope.
2. Keep It Lean, Clean and Green: Lean: Small amounts of flammable vegetation Clean: No accumulation of dead vegetation or flammable debris Green: Plants are healthy and green during the fire season.
3. Eliminate Ladder Fuels: Remove vegetation that allows a fire to move from lower plants to taller ones.
4. Break It Up: Interrupt layers of flammable vegetation with nonflammable materials.
5. Maintain Your Space: Maintain your defensible space at least once a year but twice a year, spring and fall, is better.
6. Check Your Roof: Clean gutters of debris, remove limbs over the roof and build with nonflammable materials. Statistically, the roof is the highest area of ignition on a structure.
7. Construction and Building Location: Locate your buildings away from canyons and ridge tops; build with fire resistant materials; and enclose eaves, decks and porches.
8. Fire Proof Your Signs and Access: Have visible and fire resistant signs and provide adequate ingress and egress for emergency vehicles to access your property.
9. Have an Emergency Water Supply: Locate the nearest hydrants or water supply and identify them for emergency personnel.
10. Do Emergency Planning: Plan in advance a safe area to meet and establish evacuation procedures. Then discuss plans with family and neighbors. Don’t forget to practice, practice, practice.
1. Check with your local officials to see if it is an "open burn season."
2. Inquire with your local fire chief or fire warden to see if a permit is required.
3. Have a shovel and water accessible and ready to go.
4. Be prepared to stay near your burn until it is out and cold.
5. Notify the city or county dispatch when you are ready to ignite.
All fire pits should be approved by the Utah County Fire Marshall
1. Keep a bucket of water and a shovel nearby.
2. Never leave a campfire unattended.
3. When putting out a campfire, drown the fire, stir it, and drown it again.
4. Always have adult supervision.
5. Be careful with gas lanterns, barbecue grills, gas stoves, and anything that can be a source of ignition for a wildfire.
1. Never park on or drive through dry grass.
2. Grease trailer wheels, check tires, and ensure safety chains are not touching the ground.
3. Internal combustion engines on off-road vehicles require a spark arrestor
4. Check and clean the spark arrestor.
5. Carry a shovel and fire extinguisher in your vehicle or OHV/ATV
6. Spark from chainsaws, welding torches, and other equipment can cause wildfires.
7. Please check local restrictions before using such equipment.
Safety tips for the use of fireworks on PRIVATE LAND when authorized. Fireworks are NOT authorized for use within Bryce Woodland Estates or on surrounding land owned by Lions Head Development Corporation, Bryce Meadows Development or Heidi Investment Corporation.
The information is subject to the possibility of errors and omissions. No guarantees, warranties or representations are made as to its accuracy. You and your legal council should conduct your own investigation of the property.