There are more than 45 million homes near or in the wildland. The more actions a community takes, the more fire adapted it becomes. Learn how you can make a difference in your community.
Spokane County Fire District 10 takes every precaution to help protect you and your property from wildfire. However, the reality is that in a major wildfire, there will simply not be enough fire engines or firefighters to defend every home. This page gives you tips and tools to prepare you, your family, and your property.
Fire is, and always has been, a natural occurrence in the wildland. Our brush-covered hills, canyons, and forests burned periodically long before we built homes there. Wildfires, fueled by a build-up of dry vegetation and driven by seasonal hot, dry winds, are extremely dangerous and impossible to control. However, many residents have built their homes and landscaped without fully understanding the impact a fire could have on them, and few have adequately prepared their families for a quick evacuation.
It is not a question of “if” but “when” the next major wildfire will occur. That is why the most important person in protecting your life and property is not the firefighter, but you. Through advance planning and preparation, we can all be ready for wildfire. We hope you find the tips and tools on this page helpful in creating heightened awareness and a more fire-safe environment for you and your family.