15
Jul-2019

Top Tips to Prepare for Wildfire Season at Lake Tahoe, Truckee

 

Top Tips to Prepare for Wildfire Season at Lake Tahoe, Truckee

Today, I want to share a variety of excellent information about preparing your home and family for fire season.  And, it’s all available online on the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s website.

I encourage you to take a deep dive into this information; and then take the time to make your own plans of preparing for the fire season ahead.

All the information below can be directly accessed through TahoeLivingWithFire.info.

GET PREPARED

This entire section provides you with some excellent resources to help you get your home, property and family prepared for wildfire season.  The site includes:

Make your house fire safe

This section is similar to our first news article for July.  It also references other ideas about certain products and design features that are fire-resistant.

Other key publications that the TRPA website recommends about this subject includes:

Be Ember Aware!

Be Ember Prepared! (video

Fire Adapted Communities – The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness

The Wood Shake and Shingle Roof Hazard

Improve your Defensible space

This section identifies “proper management of the vegetation surrounding the home reduces the threat of wildfire.”

There’s a good map that details some idea on preparing your neighborhood for easy access.

Here’s more information as well:

My Evacuation Plan

This could not be more important.  Take a look at the information on the link and then I am encouraging you to review these other publications for more insight:

Making My Community Safer

This section has some good information about working with your neighborhood on designing and implementing a good ‘fire break.”

And here’s another good resource:

What Do I Do After the Fire?

Hopefully, you will never have to refer to the information in this section as it relates to what to do ‘before you enter the house, inside the house, and other insight to get you back home and back on your feet.

I do hope this information has been valuable to you.  Let’s all get out there and get our homes and communities prepared ‘ just in case.’

If you need some more insight, and local connections in particular, please do reach out.  My wife, Kelly, and I have lived here for over 30 years and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Borelli Architecture
Lake Tahoe / Truckee
jim@borelliarchitecture.com
775.831.3060

  

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