|New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce,
drops by Jeff Stanovich's Wildfire Aware display
in Capitan, during the Smokey Bear Days, parade and street festival.
Jeff frequently gives presentations to the public about Defensible
Space, and the many
things you can do to improve the chances of your home surviving a
Ready For A Wildfire?
- Is Your Home Ready ?
- Is Your Community Ready ?
- Is Your Family Ready ?
Get Educated and Become Wildfire Aware!
Common False Assumptions Most Homeowners Make Regarding WILDFIRE:
YOU ASSUME emergency services will be there to save your home from a
THE TRUTH IS. . .Emergency Services may not be able to help you during
a large fire, when resources are stretched beyond their capacity,
especially if you did not prepare your home for Wildfire!
YOU ASSUME you will have enough time to evacuate in a wildfire.
THE TRUTH IS . . .at the same time you are trying to get out, emergency
equipment is trying to get in. Rural towns and many subdivisions have
narrow roads, making it very difficult to escape a fast moving wildfire
in a time of chaos!
YOU ASSUME a wildfire will never happen in your neighborhood.
THE TRUTH IS. . . If your home is in proximity to any type of natural
vegetation, you are at risk!
YOU ASSUME you can't possiblity save your home without spending
substantial money if the government doesn't help you.
THE TRUTH IS. . .with no money at all, you could possibly save your
home by removing dry leaves and needles around your home, removing wood
piles and other simple measures. Hot embers from a wildfire that float
in the air cause most homes to catch on fire, not the wildfire itself!