READY, SET, GO!
May is Wildfire Awareness Month!
Wildfire is coming, are you READY?
Wildfire risks in California continue to rise annually. It is becoming more apparent that we are entering another period of drought, and this just after surviving a record-breaking fire season last year.
Just like our statement regarding earthquakes, it’s not a matter of “if” but more a matter of “when.”
Living within the Woodside Fire Protection District, we are fortunate enough to drive through lush forests, and beautiful vegetation. But this beauty comes with risk, and we must work together and take action to reduce our wildfire risk to our homes and the community.
Did you know that EMBERS are the #1 threat to a home during a wildfire? When we think about wildfire, we often think of a huge wall of fire approaching….but in reality embers are what ignite homes. When wind combines with heat from a wildfire it can carry embers miles away from the fire perimeter. Once they land on your home, they will find the vulnerabilities in your homes defense. By understanding this you put yourself in a better position to mitigate potential weaknesses.