Redding Fire Dept.
PO Box 496071
777 Cypress Ave
Redding, CA 96001
The Redding Fire Department wants to remind property owners that it is imperative they provide a defensible space of at least 100 feet. This means that dry grass and brush should be cut back at least 100 feet from your home. This will provide a buffer if a wildfire should occur in your area. It will also give Firefighters a much better chance of saving your home if the unforeseen is to happen.
Each year, weed abatement activities are initiated on a complaint basis. The complaints are received and an inspection is conducted by the fire personnelto evaluate the hazard. Properties posing a significant fire hazard are required to be abated. Property owners receive a written notice requiring abatement of the hazard. This is an important program which has the potential to prevent fire loss in structures adjacent to the over-grown parcels.
Fall and Spring are a great time to reduce the threat of wildland fire by removing your downed fuel now. The cooler weather is more conducive to doing the work and using the months of NOVEMBER and APRIL is one option to safely burn the downed vegetation. Citizens of Redding and Buckeye can now obtain burn permits online.
City property before vegetation abatement
City property after vegetation abatement
We would like to reassure the citizens that the Redding Fire Department is doing all it can to minimize the fire hazard on city property.
Please do the same by providing yourselves and Firefighters with the state-required defensible space. A defensible space is the area between your home and the vegetation that provides the Firefighters a place to fight and/or stop the fire from spreading further. A 100' defensible space is mandated in the City of Redding .
Here are TEN safety tips that will help all of us have a fire safe summer.
1. NO BURNING ALLOWED.
2. BE CAREFUL WITH BBQ'S AND THEIR ASHES
3. WATCH FOR CHILDREN WITH MATCHES OR LIGHTERS
4. NEVER DISCARD CIGARETTES OUT OF A VEHICLE WINDOW OR IN A GRASSY AREA
5. DO NOT MOW WEEDS AFTER 9:00 a.m. AND NOT AT ALL ON WINDY DAYS
6. USE STRING TRIMMERS (metal blade mowers can start fires)
7. DON'T DRIVE OR PARK IN GRASSY AREAS
8. NEVER PLAY WITH FIREWORKS. THEY ARE ILLEGAL IN THIS AREA.