By placing the emphasis on what needs to be done long before a fire starts,
pre-fire projects are meant to reduce fire fighting costs and property losses,
increase firefighter safety, and to contribute to ecosystem health. Such actions
as prescribed fires, fuel breaks, defensible space around homes, forest management, mechanical means ,and fire safe landscaping are proven methods of reducing wildfire destruction. It is important for Californians living within the State's wildland areas to understand the need for pre-fire activities.
While wildfires will continue to be a part of the California landscape, the pre-fire projects implemented by the agencies of the California Fire Alliance will lead to successful fire suppression stories.
A fuel break, greenbelt, or prescribed burn area may play a major role in stopping a wildfire or allowing fire fighting resources to focus on another section of fire line and, therefore, gain control of the entire blaze more quickly.
As these types of success stories are gathered they will be posted at this site.
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