Boise Fire Department
News Release

Dennis Doan
Boise Fire Chief

Contact: Char Jackson
(208) 570-6548

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, September 13, 2010

Protect Your Home from Wildfire

Protect Your Home from Wildfire

    Wildfire Risk! Boise has several areas of natural vegetation within close proximity of homes and subdivisions throughout the city. Although the views are beautiful, there are risks to living next to wild land areas. Fire is one of those risks! 

    Homeowners can take safety planning measures to decrease the risk of wildfire spreading to their home. Wanna read more? 

    Listed below are several interactive web sites recommended by Boise Fire Department Fire Prevention experts that illustrate the dangers your home may face. These sites provide easy to understand lessons on wildfire behavior, plus important landscaping, construction, and home improvement recommendations to decrease your home's risk from wildfire.

http://www.firewise.org/fw_youcanuse/preparing/index.htm

http://www.firewise.org/fw_youcanuse/hints/index.htm

http://www.firewise.org/fw_youcanuse/dynamics/index.htm

http://www.firewise.org/fw_youcanuse/quiz/are-you.html

http://www.firewise.org/fw_youcanuse/index.htm

http://www.firewise.org

Homeowners "Wildfire Hazard Reduction Certificate" - Boise Fire Department would like to offer homeowners a "Wildfire Hazard Reduction Certificate" upon completion of several items the homeowner can do to make homes safer from wildfire.  Click here to open Criteria Check List and Check List.  After completing the criteria check list, please notify Captain Steve Keuter at 570-6572 or skeuter@cityofboise.org.  Captain Keuter will visit your home to assess your hazard reduction efforts. If you are successful in meeting the criteria, a certificate will be issued.

firewise printable brochure

Still have more questions? You can contact Boise City Fire Marshal, Mark Senteno by clicking here.

    Neighborhood Classes: The Boise Fire Department organizes educational classes for the public on ways to protect their homes from Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires.  Please check our web site in upcoming weeks for more information about WUI programs. Classes are now forming for neighborhood homeowner association groups throughout Boise. If your association would like to sign up, please contact Fire Prevention Captain Steve Keuter by clicking on his name.    Captain Steve Keuter