Wildfires occur every year in Oregon.  Although you can't eliminate every threat of wildfire, you can take steps to make sure your home and forestland survives a wildfire in the best condition possible.

  • Do you have an evacuation plan?
  • Does your home utilize fire resistant materials?
  • Have you adequately assessed the fire risk around your home and forestland to help prepare for a forest fire?
  • Have you done any fuel reduction around your home & property?


Fire Resources

Protecting Your Home & Forests from Wildfire [Online Presentation]
PDF Reducing Fire Risk on your Forest Property
PDF Wildfire Evacuation Guide

PDF Fire-Resistant Plants for Home Landscapes

For copies of this document, please contact:

         Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Service
         3893 SW Airport Way
         Redmond, OR.  97756
         Phone: 548-6088

 PDF  Building or Retrofitting a Fire-Resistant Home

For More Information on this Topic

Please contact Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources, Silviculture and Wildland Fire Specialist.