Home Assessment / Defendable Space

Defensible space is one of the most critical factors in protecting your home from wildfire.

A defendable space is a buffer you create between your home and buildings on your property and vegetation, including trees, brush, and grasses.

Adequate space will help our firefighters protect your property by slowing or stopping the spread of wildfire, and it helps protect your home from catching fire.

Stay Fire Safe from Wildland Fires

Jerry Martin, Volunteer Apparatus Operator at Marion County Fire District No. 1, offers advice on how to stay fire-safe from wildland fires.

Be Ready. Be Set. Go!

Oregon follows a 3-Level evacuation notification system structured around the readiness need and threat level. Become familiar with the evacuation levels and what they mean to help make the best decision for your safety. Don’t wait to evacuate if you feel unsafe.