- Remove trees, brush and grass from around your structures
- Clear anything flammable from within 3 feet of the base of your structures
- Clean the roof and gutters of pine needles and other debris
- Remove tree limbs less than 10 feet from the ground around your structures
- Replace a shake-shingle roof with a non-flammable alternative
- Keep your lawn clean and green
- External fuel buffers, internal safety zones and community wildfire protection plans
- Fire departments with the capacity to mitigate, educate and protect at-risk communities
- Codes and ordinances that address wildfire threats
- Forest management and fuels mitigation techniques
- Cooperative fire agreements
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