Ranch FireWise Recommendations
The primary goal of making your property “FireWise” is to create “defensible space” where fuels and vegetation are cleared or reduced to slow the spread of wildfire. It also reduces the chance of a fire moving to the surrounding neighborhood and forest, and provides room for firefighters to do their jobs.
Information provided in the links below will assist you in determining the effort required to maintain your property in a “FireWise” manner.
City of Prescott Fire Department: http://www.prescott-az.gov/_d/defensiblespace.pdf
National Fire Protection Association: http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/be-firewise/home-and-landscape.aspx
The following is a summary of these guidelines. The Ranch at Prescott FireWise Committee recommends referring to the documents provided in the links above for specific details.
Zone 1 (0 to 30ft from building) Non Combustible Area
Zone 2 (30 to 100 feet from building) Non-Sustainable Fire Area
Zone 3 (100 to 200 feet from building and undeveloped properties) Reduced Fuel Zone Area
Zone 4 (Slopes greater than 20%) (Greater than 200 feet from building)
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