Welcome to the Defensible Space Quiz!
What is “defensible space”?
area where vegetation is managed to reduce fuel for wildfire
area where firefighters have complete protection from wildfire
area pre-selected from which to fight an oncoming wildfire
area that contains only noncombustible vegetation and landscaping.
How much total defensible space should be created around your home?
A few feet around the perimeter of your home
To the edge of your property line
Why is it important to create a “noncombustible area” in the 3-5 feet adjacent to your home as part of overall defensible space?
To provide a safe space for pets
Embers may pile up next to your home and ignite combustible materials
To provide a fire break