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Oregon State Fire Marshal has a statewide defensible space program. People can schedule a free property assessment and download resources.
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To guide homeowners through the process of creating defensible space, the Governor's Fire Service Policy Council, the OSFM, and other state agencies developed a checklist. This guide walks home and property owners through defensible space best practices, including tree spacing, driveway access, and other considerations.
Following these recommendations can increase the likelihood that your home or business will survive a wildfire. They may not eliminate wildfire threat, so it is important to follow all evacuation orders in the event of a wildfire.
Many organizations and programs are working to create fire-adapted communities in Oregon:
Firewise USA®, a program by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors get organized, find direction, and take action to protect their homes and communities and reduce wildfire risk.
Learn more here and find a
Firewise community near you.
The Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), created by the Healthy Forests Restoration Act, helps communities collaborate with federal and state land agencies to achieve common goals and tackle often-controversial issues.
Communities with CWPPs have priority for Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management hazardous fuels reduction projects.
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