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Fire Safety and Awareness
Ready, Set, Go!
Ready, Set, Go! gives you the tools to protect you, your family, property and community from wildfires. Check out the Wildfire is Coming, Are You Ready to Go! brochure to get your home ready for wildfire.
Red Flag Warning
Download OCFA's Red Flag Warning brochure.
Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones
California Government Code Section 51178 requires the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to identify “Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones” using consistent statewide criteria. CAL FIRE is also required to periodically review the very high fire hazard severity zone areas and make updated recommendations as needed. Utilizing fire modeling methods which take into consideration scientific aspects of an area, such as climate, topography, geography, and history of fire, CAL FIRE reevaluates wild-fire hazards and identifies very high fire hazard severity zones in the state.
Laguna Niguel Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones Map. A copy of the map may also be obtained in the Community Development Department
Properties located within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones are required to comply with the following items to reduce the chance of building loss or damage from a wildfire:
- Providing defensible space clearance around buildings. See Orange County Fire Authority's Vegetation Management Maintenance Guidelines for Property Owners.
- New buildings are to be constructed using fire resistive features, such as those identified in Chapter 7A of the California Building Code. See Building Handout 131-VHFHSZ.
- Property owners must disclose that property is located within a VHFHSZ to prospective buyers.