Protecting our loved ones from wildfire can feel like an overwhelming burden. But there are things we can do to be ready in a fire emergency and to make our homes and communities more resilient to wildfire risk. This page has been updated to reflect recent changes to the Public Resource Code 4291 that go into effect in January 2023. The resources and links on this page will help help you identify the most impactful actions to create an ignition-resistant home. It will cover the updated defensible space requirements. It will explain how to have a wildfire action plan and be ready to evacuate in the event of a fire. It will show you how you can participate in a Firewise Community (or start one in your neighborhood). For a more in-depth treatment of these topics click on the linked resources below. Get involved! Protecting our community from wildfire will take all of us!
Please take a few minutes and watch this powerful video HERE from Good Morning America and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, where researchers study the science of wildfires and its effects on certain house structures
Tuolumne County recognizes the significant threat wildland fires pose to residents, infrastructure and natural resources. Wildland fires continue to become more dangerous and damaging each year with six of the top ten most destructive fires in California history having occurred in the past three years.
Do you know what to do in the event of a wildfire? Tuolumne County Office of Emergency Services created this pamphlet to assist in the planning process, please download and print for you and your family.