Wildfire safety



Practice wildfire safety 
 

  • Do not discard cigarettes from moving vehicles; use ashtrays.
  • When pulling off the side of the road, stay off dry grass areas.
  • Do not operate all-terrain vehicles on dry vegetation areas.
  • Check lawnmowers and farm equipment for properly working spark arresters.
  • Properly extinguish fires when cooking outdoors and never leave fires unattended.
  • People start most wildfires. Promote and practice fire safety with all members of your family.
  • Clearly mark all driveway entrances with name and address.
  • Plan several escape routes away from your home both by car and on foot.
     

Protect your home
 

  • Design and landscape your home with wildfire safety in mind. Allow a 30-foot buffer of non-combustible material around your home.
  • Use non-combustible materials on the roof and regularly clean the roof and gutters.
  • Teach family members how to use a fire extinguisher. Install and regularly test smoke detectors.
  • Inspect chimneys twice a year and clean them once a year.
  • Rake leaves and dead limbs and twigs. Clear all flammable vegetation.
  • Have a garden hose long enough to reach any area of your home and property.
     

When wildfire threatens
 

  • Listen to the media or your NOAA Weather Alert radio for Civil Emergency Messages about where the danger is.
  • Prepare your family, pets, and supplies in case you have to evacuate.
  • If told to evacuate, DO SO IMMEDIATELY.
  • If evacuating, tell someone you are leaving and where you are going. Drive away from fire hazards and listen to public safety officials.

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Fire Services

 

Interim Fire Chief
Jeff Smith

Administrative Assistant
Rebecca Perryman
rperryman@volusia.org

125 W. New York Ave.
Suite 220
DeLand, FL 32720

West Volusia
386-736-5940

Daytona Beach
386-254-4657

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3852

Fax
386-822-5025