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).
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.
Review a comprehensive guide to building in fire-prone areas.
Review a comprehensive guide to mitigating home-related fire hazards.
Two related publications from UC ANR
Information and further resources on recovering after a wildland-urban interface fire.
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