Tools for Homeowners
The links below provide a simple way to find out what you can do to reduce the possibility of damage to your home in the event of a wildfire, and read up-to-date wildfire news. California residents can also find out if their home is located in an area that may be at risk from wildfires and see the locations of current fires in California. You can also download a brochure that explains the features of the toolkit here (.pdf).
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY FROM WILDFIRE
Wildland-Urban Interface Demonstration Building: A Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of a structure built to demonstrate the trade-offs of different types of building materials and construction in the wildland-urban interface.
Builder's Wildfire Mitigation Guide
Review a comprehensive guide to building in fire-prone areas.
Homeowner's Wildfire Mitigation Guide
Review a comprehensive guide to mitigating home-related fire hazards.
Home Landscaping for Fire Guide from UC Cooperative Extension
UC Master Gardener recommendations on landscaping
Two related publications from UC ANR
Information and further resources on recovering after a wildland-urban interface fire.
Up-to-the-minute Wildfire News
Read the top ten fire news stories from around the globe, updated continuously from Google News.
Links to Other Resources
- Center for Fire Research and Outreach
- CalFire's WUI Building Code Information
- CalFire's recommendations for building products
- Safe Landscapes Project from Los Angeles County Cooperative Extension
- Firewise Communities
- Living With Fire: Live More Safely with the Threat of Wildfire
- American Red Cross: Wildfire Preparedness
- US Fire Administration
- NASA Earth Observatory>Fire
- Association of Bay Area Governments>Wildfire
- Wildfire News