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Living on the high desert has many benefits; but a risk to living in this beautiful area is the threat of wildfire, please use this section to find information on how you can reduce your risk of having a fire spread to your home. Bend Fire Department offers free consults for home owners to review their home and look at ways of improving the property to help prevent the spread of wildfires. Call 541-322-6309 to schedule your visit. The links below provide valuable information on what you can do around your home and neighborhood to help reduce the risk of wildfire spreading to your home.

Deschutes County Sheriffs Office is the agency that is in charge of evacuations and preparedness in the Bend area. For information on evacuations and evacuation preparedness visit their website for that information.

FIREFREE - FREE yard debris collection days have been announced

KNOTT LANDFILL May 6th to 14th 7am to 5pm
61050 SE 27th St, Bend OR 97702

SIMPSON AVE COLLECTION SITE May 5th/6th and 12th/13th 8am to 4pm
19755 Simpson Ave, Bend OR 97702 (between Century Dr and Mt Washington Dr)

These collection sites will be taking yard debris for half the price per yard than normal! This is aimed to help cut the cost of developing and maintaining defensible space around your home and property. Visit www.FireFree.org for more information on defensible space and how to create and maintain defensible space.

May is Wildfire Awareness month in Oregon and the slogan for this month is "Wildfire Knows No Season." Go to ODF's website HERE for more tips and videos on what you can do to help protect your home and neighborhood from the treat of wildfire. 

Schedule a FREE home safety consultation today by clicking here!

Below are brochures and handouts that you can use as guides to improving the wildfire safety of your home:

Information pertaining to evacuations and preparedness:

Current Fire Information for Central Oregon:

Chipping Up Vegetation 
Home owners limed up trees and thinned brush in this neighborhood
and then hired a company to come and chip up the debris.
By reducing the fuel load in the neighborhood, they lessened the
chance of a wildfire spreading through the open areas.