TITLE

ULTIMATE PREVENTION: DESIGN BUILDINGS THAT FARE WELL AGAINST SPREADING WILDFIRES

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Emergency Preparedness News;Feb2009, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on preventive measures to be taken to contain wild fires. It is important to prepare the community to focus on building design as flammability is key when it comes to the spread of wildfires. The best choices for a fire-resistant roof are metal, tile and fiberglass, and walls should be made out of stone, brick or metal as opposed to wood or vinyl. Small windows are preferable to large ones. Moreover, there should be a 30-50 foot safety zone around the building.
ACCESSION #
37130007

 

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