What Is Fire Mitigation?
Wildfire mitigation is the ground treatment of forest properties to reduce fire fuels. Mitigation reduces fire fuels on the ground that can increase heat and threaten your home during a fire. Fire mitigation steps are steps you can take to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your property.
Steps For Homeowners
- Remove dead and diseased trees
- Prune tree branches to no more than 1/3 of the tree height or ten feet above the ground
- Remove pine needles, leaves, and other ground fuels with The Mitagator Fire Mitigation Tool
- Dispose of all thinned slash and debris
- Keep grass/weeds mowed to 4″ maximum
- Store firewood away from the home
- Clean roof and gutters of leaves and other debris
Fire mitigation is essential for homeowners in fire-prone areas. You may want to hire a professional to remove dead and diseased tress and prune branches, but many homeowners choose to remove ground fuels and dispose of slash themselves. Removing ground fuels requires the proper tools – rakes are cumbersome, clog and are inefficient for removing needles and small twigs. The Mitagator Fire Mitigation Tool is designed specifically to remove small, hard to rake ground fuels quickly.