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Fire-Resistant Landscaping 

Fire-Resistant Landscaping 

Are there fire safe plants? Yes and no. Remember, any plant can burn under the right conditions.  One way to help reduce your wildfire risk is to use fire-resistant landscaping around your home.   Look for plants with these characteristics: Able to...

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Easy Home Hardening Weekend Project

Easy Home Hardening Weekend Project

The reality is, there are many, many home-hardening activities you can tackle—with no money and only a little of your time. Carve out some time, learn how to reduce risk and protect your home with a few simple chores and a trip to the hardware store. What can you do...

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The Five Least Expensive Home Hardening Projects 

The Five Least Expensive Home Hardening Projects 

VENTS: UNDER-EAVE, ATTIC AND CRAWL SPACE  WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Attic, roof and foundation vents can be entry points for embers and flames. Embers that enter the attic or crawl space can ignite combustible debris that can accumulate in these spaces and also combustible...

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Residential Fire Extinguishers: Top Recommendations

Residential Fire Extinguishers: Top Recommendations

Fire classes, extinguisher numerical values, and what you should know about them. Always call 911 before attempting any fire suppression. There are five fire classes, but these are the most common:   Class A: Fires caused by ordinary combustibles like wood,...

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What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan?

What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan?

In 2019, Fire Safe Occidental embarked on an ambitious project to create a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. This work was completely driven by local volunteers. The group held community meetings, mailed out surveys to every address in the Occidental Services...

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