Cal Fire Ready Set Go Brochure Final Files-V4-PRINT - Flipbook - Page 7
Surfaces within 10 feet of the building should be built with
ignition-resistant, noncombustible, or other approved materials.
• Remove all combustible items from underneath deck.
• Limit combustible items on top of deck. Bring these items inside the
home or move them away from the home when wildfire threatens.
Wood products such as boards, panels, or shingles are common
siding materials. However, they are combustible and not good
choices for wildfire prone areas.
• Use noncombustible materials such as stucco, metal, or fiber cement,
or use ignition-resistant siding.
• Be sure to extend materials from the foundation to the roof.
• Plug or caulk gaps and joints with openings greater than 1/8 inch.
Screen or enclose rain gutters with noncombustible corrosion-resistant
materials to prevent accumulation of plant debris.
Consider using noncombustible material within eight feet of buildings.
Cover chimney or stovepipe outlet with a noncombustible corrosionresistant metal mesh screen with openings between 3/8 inch and 1/2
inch in size. Close the fireplace flue during fire season when the fireplace
is not in use.
CODE CHAPTER 7A
Construct fences using noncombustible materials within eight feet
of your home.
Install weather stripping to eliminate gaps around garage doors.
Add a battery back-up to automatic garage door openers so the
garage can easily be opened if the power is out.
Ensure that access to your home complies with local fire codes.
Have multiple garden hoses long enough to reach all areas
of your house.