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Jefferson County Fire District #1
765 S.E. 5th Street
PO Box 30
Madras, OR 97741

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541-475-7274

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9:00AM Fridays Engine Company Evolutions

2nd Monday of every month
 @ Noon Board of Directors Meeting 

6:00 PM Mondays Trainingfor both stations @ 1701

9:00AM Tuesdays Trainingrepeated for both stations @ 1701

 

 

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Jefferson County Fuel Reduction application


Primary Fuel Break or Home Ignition Zone: is the zone at least 30 feet from the home starting from the outside edge of the home’s furthest extension. This may be the edge of a roof eve or the outside edge of a deck or porch. For most homeowners, this area is the residential landscape. This often has irrigation, contains ornamental plants and is routinely maintained. If irrigated, the area should be:


• Lean - only a small amount of flammable vegetation should be present with in the 30 feet of the house

• Clean- no accumulations of dead vegetation or flammable debris with in the area.

• Green – plants located within this area are kept healthy, green and irrigated during the fire season.

Defensible Space

Secondary Fuel Break or Wildland Fuel Reduction Area: is the area that lies beyond the primary fuel break or residential landscape area (an additional 20 to 70 feet ) and is where sagebrush, juniper and other wild plants grow. Within this area:


Remove all dead vegetation (dead brush, dried grass and fallen branches)

• Thin out thick shrubs and trees to create a separation between them – use shaded fuel break techniques

Remove ladder fuels by removing low tree branches and removing or pruning any shrubs under the trees

 

 

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