We Are Assisting Municipalities Fight Against Wildfires with Prevention Solutions
Need Help Putting Together a Grant for Fire Prevention Solutions?
For any Municipalities that received grants, we can assist in vegetation management, application of long-term fire retardant, and structure hardening
6 of the 10 most damaging fires in California’s history have occurred in the last 2 years. Many variables contributed to the severity and scope of the damage, which resulted in the destruction of nearly 30,000 structures in just 6 fires in California. Over the last few decades, the number of people living in fire-prone areas where municipalities meet nature has risen substantially. If you live in one of the wildfire hazard areas in the map, then you can contact your local municipalities for a grant.
Due to more extreme weather occurrences and poor forest management, the amount of potential fuel in California’s woods has also increased. The 2018 Camp Fire in Paradise, which destroyed almost 19,000 structures and killed 86 people, got California to really act and put funds behind fighting wildfires.
For cities and other agencies that have received grant money from the government, we can go out to inspect landscapes and other properties to determine the best combination of vegetation management, long-term fire retardant usage and structure hardening.
If you need help putting together an application for the grant, we can help as well with our experts.
Interested in creating a Community Wildfire Protect Plan (CWPP)? Allied Disaster Defense can help with planning of what to ask for and how much you should request for grant.
An Once of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Suppression When Fighting Fires
Long-Term Fire Retardant
We utilize the same Fire Retardants used to fight wildfires as the ones dropped in the Fire Department’s airplanes (without the red dye). This gold standard fire retardant is safe and effective to apply to vegetation. We can apply this onto your assets and the surrounding vegetation to limit your liability.
The distance between grass, shrubs, and trees is critical for preventing wildfires from spreading. The type and amount of shrubs and trees, as well as the slope of the land, influence the required spacing. A property on a steep slope with dense vegetation, for example, requires more space between trees and shrubs than a level property with sparse vegetation. We provide the service with fire experts point of view in mind to provide the best plan of action.
We assess the defensible space, combustibles around the property (ignition zone), fences, building shape, walls, roofs, roof vents, assets & hazards. With our fire marshals, we conduct the the risk assessment with their expertise to provide you with the best plan of action.
Property and Structure Hardening
The construction materials, design elements, and neighboring landscaping all play a role in the risk of potential wildfires spreading. Properties that are constructed and built to wildfire-resistant standards are less vulnerable to wildfires and are more likely to survive one. The Home Ignition Zone includes a component called home hardening. In the case for Municipalities, the top hazards are the structures closer to nature such as the freeways, etc.
Why Should You Apply Fire Retardant Today
We work directly with Perimeter solutions and available to be your local vendor to assist you with all wildfire prevention solutions. Call us to see where we can assist your municipality in the fight against a never-ending battle against mother natures wildfires.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the Fire Retardant last?
The Long Term Fire Retardant (LTR) will last throughout the rain season but generally half an inch of heavy rain is the standard of our retardant. This will need to be reapplied regularly for optimal use.
Is the Fire Retardant safe for humans, animals, equipment and vegetation?
Yes! The LTR is non-hazardous and poses no risk to humans, vegetation or animals. The equipment itself will vary and determined upon inspection.
Where do you spray the Fire Retardant?
Depending on the property, generally we want to spray the first 0-30 feet (the intermediate zone) of the property and any hazard equipment’s like power poles, power lines perimeters etc. With larger properties with a lot of vegetation, we recommend vegetation management and additional application of fire retardants up to 100 feet of the property.
Why is the Fire Retardant not pink like the ones dropped off airplanes?
The fire retardant we utilize is Phos Chek, which is the same ones dropped off the airplanes without the pink dye. The pink dye is for the fire fighting teams to see and locate which areas have fire retardants applied. If it was clear, the fire team will have a hard time distinguishing which areas have fire retardants applied.
What Grants are available for Municipalities?
There are a variety of grants for municipalities to apply for in the fight against wildfires. USFA FEMA has Fire Prevention and Safety grants, Fire and Emergency Response grants, and even firefighter grants. CALFire also provides Fire Prevention Grant Programs. Give us a call and we can guide your municipality through the process with experts in the field.
What is defensible space?
Defensible space is a buffer between your property, equipment, assets and the vegetation that surrounds it. This helps to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and provides firefighters a safe area to defend the property.