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Zone 1 Zone 1 extends 30 feet* out from buildings, structures, decks, etc. Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds (vegetation). Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters. Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees. Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney. Relocate wood piles into Zone 2. Remove or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows. Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks. Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture, wood piles, swing sets, etc. Zone 2 Zone 2 extends 100 feet out from buildings, structures, decks, etc. Cut or mow annual grass down to a maximum height of 4 inches. Create horizontal spacing between shrubs and trees. (See diagram) Create vertical spacing between grass, shrubs and trees. (See diagram) Remove fallen leaves, needles, twigs, bark, cones, and small branches. However, they may be permitted to a depth of 3 inches.

Zone 1
Zone 1 extends 30 feet* out from buildings, structures, decks, etc.

Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds (vegetation).

Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof and rain gutters.

Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.

Remove branches that hang over your roof and keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney.

Relocate wood piles into Zone 2.

Remove or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows.

Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks.

Create a separation between trees, shrubs and items that could catch fire, such as patio furniture, wood piles, swing sets, etc.

Zone 2
Zone 2 extends 100 feet out from buildings, structures, decks, etc.

Cut or mow annual grass down to a maximum height of 4 inches.

Create horizontal spacing between shrubs and trees. (See diagram)

Create vertical spacing between grass, shrubs and trees. (See diagram)

Remove fallen leaves, needles, twigs, bark, cones, and small branches. However, they may be permitted to a depth of 3 inches.

FIRE-SAFE LANDSCAPING Fire-safe landscaping isn’t necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. Fire-safe landscaping uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home. The good news is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your landscape fire-safe. And fire-safe landscaping can increase your property value and conserve water while beautifying your home.

FIRE-SAFE LANDSCAPING
Fire-safe landscaping isn’t necessarily the same thing as a well-maintained yard. Fire-safe landscaping uses fire-resistant plants that are strategically planted to resist the spread of fire to your home.

The good news is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your landscape fire-safe. And fire-safe landscaping can increase your property value and conserve water while beautifying your home.

Vertical Spacing Remove all tree branches at least 6 feet from the ground. Allow extra vertical space between shrubs and trees. Lack of vertical space can allow a fire to move from the ground to the brush to the tree tops like a ladder. To determine the proper vertical spacing between shrubs and the lowest branches of trees, use the formula below.

Vertical Spacing
Remove all tree branches at least 6 feet from the ground.

Allow extra vertical space between shrubs and trees. Lack of vertical space can allow a fire to move from the ground to the brush to the tree tops like a ladder.

To determine the proper vertical spacing between shrubs and the lowest branches of trees, use the formula below.

Horizontal Spacing Horizontal spacing depends on the slope of the land and the height of the shrubs or trees. Check the chart below to determine spacing distance.

Horizontal Spacing
Horizontal spacing depends on the slope of the land and the height of the shrubs or trees. Check the chart below to determine spacing distance.

Joe Schindel, Fire Prevention Officer for the US Forest Service describes what it means to have defensible space.

Defensible Space: Protecting Your Home and Property from Wildfire

Central Mason Services/ Forms/ News

  • Central Mason offers free smoke detectors for your home. This program is in cooperation with the American Red Cross for those in need. Please call us for more details or to schedule an inspections, 360-426-5533
  • Did you know Central Mason offers station tours at our headquarters station in downtown Shelton? Come meet our firefighters, checkout our fire trucks, and meet Kindle the fire dog. To schedule a tour call, 360-426-5533.
  • Would you like a speaker from your fire department at your next meeting? We can talk about subjects such as: wildfire safety, winter fire safety, home fire safety, etc. Call 360-426-5533 to schedule.
  • The regulations for Outdoor Burning vary from the City of Shelton to rural Mason County. Please check to make sure you don't live in an Urban Growth Area where burning is prohibited and review the maps and regulations for your area by clicking the provided links:

BECOME A VOLUNTEER WITH CENTRAL MASON FIRE & EMS - VOLUNTEER PACKET

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - BLOOD PRESSURE RECORD/ LOG

Tri-District collaborative services agreement

american heart association (AHA) CPR/ First Aid Courses in Mason county for 2017

BE FOUND! We offer the installation of our custom driveway marker made and installed by our personnel to assure proper placement. Click the photo for an application. The marker cost is $25.00

BE FOUND!

We offer the installation of our custom driveway marker made and installed by our personnel to assure proper placement.

Click the photo for an application.

The marker cost is $25.00

Business and home owners can purchase a Knox Box directly from Knox Box . Click the photo to use the handy guide to online ordering. If you have any questions about Knox Box ordering and usage please contact: Fire Marshal Mike Patti at 360-432-5170 or email him at mpatti@cmfe.org

Business and home owners can purchase a Knox Box directly from Knox Box .

Click the photo to use the handy guide to online ordering.

If you have any questions about Knox Box ordering and usage please contact:

Fire Marshal Mike Patti at 360-432-5170 or email him at mpatti@cmfe.org