Get Defensive Defensible Space increases the likelihood of your home surviving a wildfire. Properties within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) are required to create and maintain Defensible Space around structures.
What is Defensible Space? Defensible Space is a 100 foot buffer surrounding a home or other building that slows or stops the spread of wildfire. It helps protect your home and neighboring structures from direct flame contact or radiant heat ignition. It also improves protection for fire personnel defending your property.
Are you Eligible to Receive Free Defensible Space Assistance? The Program is intended to help Tehama County citizens who are unable to create the required defensible space surrounding their home at no additional cost. Eligible properties must be located in Tehama County and designated within a State Responsibility Area (SRA), or, Local Responsibility Area (LRA), or, Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zone. Check your home’s designation via CAL FIRE’s 2022 SRA Fire Hazard Severity Zone Map (pdf). For a more detailed map experience, check out CAL FIRE’s 2022 Fire Hazard Severity Zone (FHSZ) Viewer. The FHSZs classify a wildland zone as Moderate, High, or Very High fire hazard based on the average hazard across the area included in the zone. The information is the same on both maps. They show SRAs in a “Very High” Hazard Severity Zone in pink/red, “High” in orange, and “Moderate” in yellow.