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Resources - Links & Statistics

The links below will help you find more information on keeping your home resistant to wildfires. The more you know, the more homes we can save during fire events -- just check out these statisitics:

FIRE SAFE HOMES ARE FAR MORE LIKELY TO SURVIVE WILDFIRES!

EXAMPLE: October 2003 Wildfires in Southern California

  • 15,000 structures in the fire perimeter; loss rate of 17%.
  • 400 structures built using ‘01 Fire Resistant building codes; loss rate of 4%.

EXAMPLE: October 2007 Wildfires in Southern California

  • 8,300 structures in the fire perimeter; loss rate of 13%
  • 789 structures built using ‘01 Fire Resistant building codes; loss rate of 3%.
  • 1,218 structures built using ‘04 Fire Resistant building codes; loss rate of 2%.

SOURCE: California Department of Planning and Land Use – Building Division 2007

 

WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON FIRE SAFETY:

California State Fire Marshal: www.osfm.fire.ca.gov

The Fire Safe Council
(start a fire safe council in your community): www.firesafecouncil.org

San Diego, Green Spark: www.green-spark.org

 

MAKE YOUR HOME EVEN MORE FIRE SAFE WITH THESE PRODUCTS:

Building Panels & Walls: www.kwikbuildpanels.com

Decking: www.trex.com

Exterior Fire Retardant Treated Wood: www.frtw.com
       The Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc.
       Rich Geary 706-755-5339 (local cell) and rgeary@frtw.com

Fire Retardants and Reactants: www.noburn.com

Natural Decking: www.Calredwood.com

Windows: www.milgard.com

 

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