What YOU as a Homeowner Can Do
If you are concerned about the potential for damage to your property, your best defense is to maintain your lawn. If there are trees or shrubs adjacent to the natural area and close to structures, you might consider removing them utilizing a licensed arborist. Removing brush build-up in and around your yard reduces fuel for wildfire spread. When landscaping, maintain a distance between plantings and structures, especially trees.
Another local resource to learn about fire mitigation at home is Wildfire Partners. This program is intended for mountain communities, but the advice and strategies for retrofitting your home to mitigate fire dangers can be just as relevant in our urban areas. You can view a photo gallery and explanation of possible projects you can do at your home for greater fire protection.
Also set yourself and your family up to receive emergency notifications. View the Town's Emergency Preparedness page for more details on how to sign up for alerts and other ways to be prepared.