MAKE HOME STRONGER
Homes should be designed for the environment they're built in, and here in Southern Oregon that means accounting for wildfire. To address this complex goal we've created a holistic approach we call Fire Strong Design™ with both construction and landscaping strategies.
FIRE STRONG DESIGN™
Our approach focuses on two main offerings we believe create the most dramatic effect on a home's likelihood of ignition and offer the most value to homeowners: firewise home upgrades and fuel reduction services. Together these strategies bring structures up-to-date with their environment and create properties that look and feel Fire Strong.
Create and maintain defensible space
Fuel reduction reduces the intensity of fire your property could experience and limits where fire can grow.
RADIANT HEAT IGNITION
Thinning - Brush Mulching - Debris Clean Up
HOW DO HOMES IGNITE?
Our approach starts with understanding how homes can ignite and working backwards to prevent ignition
High intensity fire nearby ignites building materials without contact
Fuel reduction 0-100 ft
from the home
Flames make contact with building materials and transfer to the home
No combustible material within 5ft of the home
Embers enter the building and ignite dry and hot fuels inside
Siding repairs, vent protection, clean gutters
Senate Bill 762
With the passing of SB 762 in June 2022, Oregon homes within the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) identified as high or extreme risk may be required to create defensible space as well as install firewise retrofits within the next year. This makes our Fire Strong approach all the more relevant to modern times as legislation catches up with what communities in Southern Oregon have needed and observed for years.
Block embers from entering your home
A hot and dry attic and home interior is highly vulnerable to ember ignition. Keeping embers out is essential.
Protects Attic & Crawlspace - Wildfire Specific
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HOME IGNITION
Our approach is based on research from the National Fire Protection Agency, the IBHS Research Center, and the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory.
BACKED BY WILDFIRE SCIENCE
"If your home doesn't ignite, it doesn't burn."
- Jack Cohen, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
National Fire Protection Agency
Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Qualified to evaluate wildfire risk and provide mitigation recommendations