Firewise Around The Home

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Firewise Around The Home

Test your knowledge with these ten questions about Firewise practices around your home!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Reduces a fire’s intensity

    • B. 

      Creates less fuel for a wildfire

    • C. 

      Makes it easy to mow

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 2. 
    What material is best used to enclose under-eave and soffit vents to prevent embers from entering the home? 
    • A. 

      Metal wire mesh no larger than 1/8 inch

    • B. 

      Metal plate

    • C. 

      Metal wire mesh no larger than 1/4 inch

    • D. 

      Aluminum foil sheets

  • 3. 
    What flammable material should be moved 30 feet away from your home?
    • A. 

      Firewood stacks

    • B. 

      Propane tanks

    • C. 

      Overgrown shrubs

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Why is it important to prune tree branches 6 to 10 feet from the ground?
    • A. 

      Less leaves and debris fall on the ground

    • B. 

      Prevents wildfire from spreading to tree tops

    • C. 

      Prevents the tree from burning down

    • D. 

      Keeps tree limbs from falling on a house

  • 5. 
    What Firewise safety tip helps protect your home from wildland fire?
    • A. 

      Creating an emergency evacuation plan

    • B. 

      Clearing leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches and decks

    • C. 

      Storing lawn furniture away during red-flag warnings

    • D. 

      B and C

  • 6. 
    Ember or spark penetration to the home can happen through what means?
    • A. 

      Window screen

    • B. 

      Missing or loose shingles/roof tiles

    • C. 

      Open garage doors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What plants are recommended for Firewise landscaping?  
    • A. 

      Seasonal, flowering plants

    • B. 

      Waxy, short-leaved plants

    • C. 

      Low-growing, low flammability plants

    • D. 

      Tall weeds

  • 8. 
    What area near the house should be clear of debris and other flammable materials?
    • A. 

      Garage

    • B. 

      Under decks and porches

    • C. 

      Pool

    • D. 

      Driveway

  • 9. 
    What kind of roofing material is considered “Class A” for the best fire resistance? 
    • A. 

      Asphalt shingle

    • B. 

      Concrete tile

    • C. 

      Metal

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    What types of fuel breaks work well around a home’s perimeter?
    • A. 

      Gravel walkway

    • B. 

      Driveway

    • C. 

      Stone wall

    • D. 

      All of the above