Much of Sonoma County is considered a high hazard fire environment. Research clearly demonstrates that pre-fire activities save lives and property.
Reports & Studies
Sudden Oak Death is a forest disease causing a major die-off of several species of oaks and tanoaks in California. It was first reported killing trees in Santa Cruz and Marin Counties in the mid-1990s.
During the last week of October and the first week of November, 2003, thirteen wildfires occurred throughout Southern California. These wildfires created a disaster on such a scale that they may redefine the concept of the wildland urban interface.
Our ability to live more safely in this fire environment greatly depends upon our use of "pre-fire activities." Pre-fire activities are actions taken before a wildfire occurs which improve the survivability of people and homes.