The Fortified...for safer living ® program
If you are home builder or are considering having a home built, you may be interested in the Fortified...for Safer Living Program as it specifies construction, design and landscaping guidelines to increase a new home's resistance to natural disaster from the ground up.
Protect your home from hazards known to impact Oregon
Oregon's Partnership for Disaster Resilience offers resources on how to protect your home from weather-related damage from earthquakes, flood, high winds, and wildfire.
Federal Alliance for Safe Home (FLASH)
FLASH produces a wide variety of materials and programs that focus on educating consumers and building professionals about the importance of strengthening homes and safeguarding families from disaster.
Animated Homeowner How-To's is a series of unique animations that guide a homeowner or builder step by step through the latest tested and approved mitigation techniques for the home. These include: Foundations, Hail, Lightning, Roof, Safe Landscaping, Safe Rooms, Straps, Walls, Windows and Doors, and Wildfire. Visit the FLASH YouTube channel for additional videos.
FLASH® Cards provide concise, accurate disaster-safety information that has been thoroughly reviewed and approved by the nation's leading emergency management professionals. Due to popular demand, the number of cards has expanded to include 20 topics, which are available in English and Spanish. Topics include: Emergency Board-Up, Flooding Safety, Hail, Hurricanes, Lightning, Pet Safety, Power Outage, Severe Winds, Terrorism, Wildfire and Winter Freeze.
The national Firewise Communities program is a multi-agency effort designed to reach beyond the fire service by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, and others in the effort to protect people, property, and natural resources from the risk of wildland fire - before a fire starts.
The Firewise website offers these interactive modules to help you become Firewise:
If Disaster Strikes Will You be Covered? A Homeowner's Insurance Guide to Natural Disasters
In this guide, you will learn about the major perils that threaten your property. You’ll gain a better understanding of different insurance products and forms, which vary for different types of disasters, as well as the many steps you can take to mitigate potential losses from natural disasters.
Oregon Landscaping – Keep your home safe. Create defensible space.
- Fire-Resistant Plants for Oregon Home Landscapes: Selecting plants that may reduce your risk from wildfire Full - Brief Landscape plant identification information and images website.