Wildfire Prevention and Safety

There are many great resources that can help you protect your home and your loved ones.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers a Virtual Workshop Series Each session is an hour long and features a wildfire related topic that closes with questions received directly from participants.

Living With Fire, a Guide for the Homeowner (3.51 MB) is a publication released by the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group.  The guide has information on fire behavior, how to create an effective defensible space, and other tips and considerations in making your home survivable.

The Before Wildfire Strikes handbook (4.42 MB) was written with a focus on homeowners and communities in Josephine County in SW Oregon, but it is full of good information that is applicable for any rural area with little fire protection. The NFPA's Firewise program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. Learn more about the program and view educational materials here.

Help protect your home from wildfire is through landscaping. This page provides resources for Fire Safe Landscaping. The Fire-resistant plants for home landscapes (4.63 MB) publication can help with the selection of plants that may reduce your risk from wildfire.

Evacuation Levels

During a wildfire, three levels of evacuation are used: Level 1 - Get Ready; Level 2 - Be Set; and Level 3 - Go!  It's helpful to familiarize yourself with what these different levels mean and what you can do to prepare yourself and your family for evacuation. View the Levels of Evacuation - Wildfire (231.86 KB) sheet.

Fire Departments and Fire Districts within Multnomah County

Corbett Fire District (Fire District 14)

Gresham Fire and Emergency Services (Fire District 10) - provides life safety services to city residents and contract districts for residents living in the cities of Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village and areas of unincorporated Multnomah County

Portland Fire and Rescue

Sauvie Island Fire Department (Fire District 30)