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Harden Your Home

Know what steps you can take to help protect your home and property when living in a wildfire zone.


What are the primary threats to homes during a wildfire? Visit the National Fire Protection Agency's "Preparing Homes for Wildfire" webpage where you'll find their Home Ignition Zone Checklist.

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Visit CAL FIRE's Hardening Your Home web page

Learn the three ways  your home can be exposed to wildfire and what you can do to increase its likelihood of surviving a wildfire. Visit CAL FIRE's "Hardening Your Home" web page for ample information, videos, and helpful links.

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"Wildfire Is Coming. Are You READY?"

Did you know flying embers can destroy a home from up to a mile away? CAL FIRE's "READY" covers defensible space and home hardening.

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Low-Cost Retrofit List

Retrofitting one's home doesn't have to be costly. Here are twelve ways to improve the fire resistance of your home, including several low-cost options.

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Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide

This guide includes explanations on why certain home components can be vulnerable to wildfire and offers specific recommendations on how to improve fire-resistance. 

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