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.