California Wildfire Mitigation Program

Whitmore Demonstration Project

Home Hardening Intiative

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Shasta Fire Safe Council is pleased to partner with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to develop a state home hardening initiative

to retrofit, harden, and create defensible space for homes at high risk to wildfires.
The program is currently under development and is active only in pre-identified demonstration communities. Some of the program highlights include:

Community approach—each home strengthened makes its neighbors safer too

Few or no out-of-pocket costs—eligible households will pay nothing;

others will pay a small fraction

Projects managed by experts—households only need to apply,

the program will take care of the rest

Home Hardening Measures:

Class-A Fire Rated Roof

5 feet of non-ignition zone space around a home (including fencing within 5 feet)

Enclosed eaves

Fire-resistant vents

Upgraded windows (Double paned or added shutters)

Non-combustible 6 inches at the bottom of exterior walls

Tree trimming and removal, brush clearing up to 100 ft. for defensible space

strong homes, stronger together

if you ARE A PART OF



Please mail completed paper applications to:

Attn: Whitmore Project

 Western Shasta RCD

 PO Box 904

 Anderson, CA 96007

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