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Maintenance Checklist

 _  Firewise MaintenanceClean roof surfaces and gutters regularly of pine needles, leaves and branches.

 _  Keep trees and shrubs pruned.  Prune all trees so the lowest limbs are 6-10 ft from the ground.

 _  Mow and water the lawn regularly.

 _  Dispose of cuttings and debris promptly. 

 _  Remove portions of any tree extending within 10 feet of the flue opening of any stove or chimney. 

 _  Soak fireplace ashes and charcoal briquettes in a a metal pail; then dispose.

 _  Maintain a screen constructed of non-flammable material over the flue opening of every chimney or stovepipe.  Mesh openings of the screen should not exceed 1/2 inch.

 _  Keep area clear of flammable vegetation.

 _  Store gasoline in an approved safety can away from occupied buildings.

 _  Remove branches from trees to height of 15 ft.

 _  Turn off propane/butane tanks when not in use and store at least 30 feet from all structures and allow 10 feet of clearance.

 _  Garden hose should be connected to outlet.

 _  Store fire tools nearby such as; ladder long enough to reach the roof, shovel, rake and a bucket for water.

woodpile

 _  Store firewood at least 30 feet from all structures and clear flammable vegetation within 10 feet of woodpiles.