What is ‘Fire Safe’?

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ‘FIRE SAFE’?

To be ‘Fire Safe’ is much different than to be ‘fire proof’.  Trees and homes in the woodlands will always burn under the right (or perhaps wrong) conditions because they are not ‘fire proof’.  This doesn’t mean that it’s never safe to live in a wooded community, if proper attention is given to the risks that wildfires present.

To be ‘fire safe’ means to be aware of the risks that wildfires pose to homes and people in the woodlands, and to take the steps necessary to live safely in that environment.  To review these steps in more detail, please visit the FireSafe Montana website at www.firesafemt.org.