Joshua City Hall 101 South Main St. Joshua, Texas 76058

(817) 558-7447

Wildfire Prevention

  • Clear a 30 to 50-foot wide safety zone around your home or business. Keep trees and shrubs pruned so vegetation is away from buildings. Remove dead vegetation and dispose of rubbish and debris.
  • Mow your grass regularly.
  • Make sure fire trucks can get to your house and outbuildings in an emergency.
  • Keep your chimney in good condition, and ensure that it has a spark screen.
  • Have enough garden hose to reach all the structures on your property.
  • Keep fire tools (shovels, buckets, rakes, and saws) handy.
  • Have a ladder that can reach your roof.
  • Observe burning bans announced by the local government. Don’t burn debris outdoors when it is windy and never leave a fire unattended.
  • Soak grill or fireplace ashes in water for a day before disposing of them.
  • Stack firewood well away from your home and, if possible, uphill of it.
  • As vehicle exhaust systems are often hot enough to ignite a fire, don’t drive or park on high grass that is dry.