Defensible Space

The Importance of Defensible Space

The Fallen Leaf Lake community, while beautiful, is an ideal environment for a devastating wildland fire.  With the onset of summer months comes the drying and curing of our lands and the vegetation “fuel” surrounding our homes.  As temperatures peak, humidity drops and the summer winds blow, the potential for wildland fire increases.  Despite the efforts of firefighters, many homes are lost each year due to wildland and wildland urban interface fires.  It is imperative that you prepare now to protect your home from such occurrences.

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The Importance of Roadway Clearance

Fallen Leaf Lake Fire Department operates specialized fire apparatus that helps us navigate the narrow streets and hills of our community.  Even with our state-of-the-art fire engines, we depend on roadways clear of obstructions and overgrown vegetation to access your neighborhood safely and quickly during emergencies.  Cooperation and involvement from homeowners is critical to prevent obstructions, like illegally parked cars and overgrown vegetation, that impede fire deprtment access and your safe escape in the event of a wildfire.  Your survival during a fast spreading wildfire may depend on vegetation clearance work finished months earlier.

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Work in progress on the west side of the lake