Community Wildfire Risk Reduction
In 2023, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office (OSFM)
awarded Glide Fire a 3-year Community Wildfire Risk
Reduction (CWRR) Grant to help local homeowners
create defensible space around homes. Our CWRR
Specialists will begin canvassing residential areas in
October 2023, speaking with residents about this program and
leaving door hangers for those not at home on our first visit.
We encourage you to let our CWRR Specialists perform a
Wildfire Risk Assessment for your home. The Specialists
will propose a Fuel Reduction Plan, which you can perform
yourself, organize a work party for, hire a contractor, or
request assistance with.
Glide Revitalization will organize volunteer work parties to
perform fuel mitigation work and will be organizing
community chipping days. Glide Fire has limited CWRR
grant funds to help some qualifying homeowners by
organizing licensed contractors to limb trees, clear brush,
and chip fuels. Glide Fire plans to have chipping contractors
travel through residential areas on specified dates to chip
limbs cut and piled by residents. Once mitigation work is
done, Glide Fire’s CWRR Specialists will reevaluate your
property to ensure that the work has been properly
Contact a Glide Fire CWRR Specialist at 541-285-2575 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an
appointment with our CWRR Specialists.
By working together with our neighbors to reduce fuels around
homes, we will be helping protect the lives and homes in
our community from loss due to wildfire!
For more info., go to https://oregondefensiblespace.org/
Wildfire Awareness Month - May
In Oregon, May is designated as Wildfire Awareness Month. The Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and its partners are engaged in a month-long campaign to encourage, empower, and inform Oregonians to help prevent and prepare for wildfire. There are many things Oregonians can do to be prepared for wildfire. One of which is creating defensible space.
The OSFM has several resources to help Oregonians create and maintain defensible space. These simple actions could make all the difference in the event of a wildfire.
Knowledge is power. The Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is hosting a series of webinars in April, May, and June geared towards being prepared for wildfire. A list of the webinars offered and links to register are below. Click the name of the webinar to register! Also, be sure to sign up to receive emails from the OSFM about upcoming webinar opportunities by clicking the webinar sign-up button at:
Below are classes held Spring 2023:
April 19: Noon – 1 p.m. | Defensible Space 101 | Webinar Recording
April 20: Noon – 1 p.m. | Home Hardening 101
May 3: Noon – 1 p.m. | Firewise USA: What motivates people to start a community?
May 10: Noon - 1 p.m. | 5 E's of CRR (wildfire focus for the fire service)
May 16: Noon - 1 p.m. | Community Wildfire Protection Plans 101 May 24: Noon – 1 p.m. | Emergency Preparedness
May 31: Noon – 1 p.m. | Fire-resistant plants and flammable plants
June 14: Noon – 1 p.m. | Public Safety Power Shut-off
June 21: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Fire Season Forecast
For more information and a detailed list of webinars, search online for “OSFM Wildfire Awareness Month”.
Be prepared for Emergencies! Go to https://www.ready.gov/kit to build your emergency or evacuation kit
Resources for Preventing Wildfires: https://wildfire.oregon.gov/prevention
Reducing Fire Risk on your Forest Property: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/pnw618
Fire Resistant Plants: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/pnw590
Make sure you have working smoke detectors on every level of your home. Test them monthly and replace the batteries twice a year.
Create a fire escape plan with your family and practice it regularly. Identify two ways out of every room and establish a meeting place outside.
Never leave cooking food unattended and keep flammable items away from the stove. In case of a grease fire, smother the flames with a lid and turn off the heat.
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