San Bernardino County is one of the most beautiful places to live, but for those living in what are called "urban interface areas", it does not come without risks. Fire is, and always has been, a natural part of this landscape. Wildfires are now a year-round reality in San Bernardino County. This means that both firefighters and residents have to be on heightened alert for the threat of wildfire.
Firefighters train hard and make countless preparations to be ready for a wildfire. Residents need to do the same. Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family, and your property.
We have published this Ready, Set, Go! Personal Wildfire Action Plan to give you the tips and tools to successfully prepare for a wildfire. It will give you guidance on retrofitting your home with fire-resistive features. It will help you create the necessary defensible space around your home. This publication will help you prepare your home, yourself, and your family so that you can leave early, well ahead of a fast-approaching wildfire.
It’s not a question of if, but when, the next wildfire will occur. With advance planning and preparation, you can dramatically increase your safety and the survivability of your property.
Residential Assessment Program (RAP)
In an effort to increase public knowledge regarding wildland urban interface fire safety and preparedness, the San Bernardino County Fire Department is conducting engine company based property and structural assessments in those areas identified with an increased risk for wildfire. This public outreach program is called the "Residential Assessment Program"(RAP). It is the goal of the RAP to provide citizens of San Bernardino County residing in the wildland urban interface areas with the most current information and the best methods available in an effort to protect homes and property from destructive wildfires.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact 909.386.8400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.