Brush Fire Safety

Brush Fire Safety Tips

During the dryer months in Florida, brush fires are a very real possibility.  Fires can start for any number of reasons including lightning, unattended campfires, or even a lit cigarette.  We want all of our residents who live near forested areas to be aware of the dangers and be able to protect their property should a wildfire start near homes and/or neighborhoods.

  • If you are building a home, choose fire-resistant building materials.
  • Clear leaves/branches and brush close to your home.  Prune trees and remove plants that contain resins, oils and waxes.
  •  Use stone or gravel instead of mulch.
  • Never store flammable materials under decks or porches and remove dead vegetation from underneath.
  • Ensure your home address is clearly visible to first responders.