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Wildfire Preparedness

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Wildfire Preparedness



Wildfire Preparedness Resources

Wildland Fire Action Guide

Wildfire Preparedness Meetings

Meeting 1: Domenico Winery - April 13, 2019


Meeting 2: Hiller Aviation Museum - April 16, 2019

Final Meetings Report

Questions & Answers

Creating Defensible Space

As are all of the beautiful hillsides of the Bay Area, the San Carlos hillsides are at risk for a devastating wildfire. The San Carlos & Redwood City Fire Department has laid out several concrete steps that you can take to protect your home and your family from the threat of wildfire. 

Defensive Space - Wildfire










Defensible space is the buffer you create between your home and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it, and is essential to improving your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and protects your home from catching fire from direct flame contact or radiant heat.

Mowing, weeding, pruning, thinning, spacing, and careful plant selection can make the difference between survival and losing your home during a wildfire. 

Guidelines for Vegetation Management within 100 feet of your home:

  • Remove all dead and dying plants
  • Remove vegetation and replant using drought-tolerant, fire-resistant plants
  • Trim or remove plants to create the recommended vertical and horizontal separation between them
  • Remove dry leaves, twigs, pine needles, etc. from the yard, roof,  and rain gutters

Additional Resources

Cal Fire: Ready for Wildfire

PG&E: Prepare for an Outage or Evacuation
Any questions regarding emergency shut off should be directed to PG&E at 1 (800) 743-5000.