Saturday, November 01, 2014
   
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FireSmart Protection Plan

 FireSmart Protection Plan

   A:   Prune tree branches to a height of 1 or 2 metres
   B:   Store fire wood well away from the house
   C:   Remove trees within 10 metres of house
   D:   Trees thinned (crowns don’t touch) for at least    30 metres from the house
   E:   Branches are clear of power lines (if possible bury power service)
   F:   Remove brush, mow and water lawn
   G:   Your name and lot number clearly visible for quick identification
   H:   Driveway is wide enough to accommodate emergency vehicles
   I:   Provide additional emergency exit
   J:   Pond or cistern with emergency water supply
   K:   A FireSmart ash pit or burning barrel
   L:   Driveway clear of trees to a distance of at least 3 or 4 metres
   M:   Chimney installed to code complete with spark arrestor screens
   N:   All soffit vents and gutters should be screened
   O:   Porches and balconies screened, crawl spaces enclosed
   P:   Position propane tank with valve pointing away from house
   Q:   Fire resistant exterior roof and walls
   R:   Protective drapes and or shutters on windows to protect interior from ­radiant heat

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