Sedona AZ (April 19, 2013) – The Sedona Fire District (SFD), U.S. Forest Service, and BSE Rents are joining together to offer Sedona area residents an opportunity to dispose of their yard waste and combustible vegetation prior to fire season. SFD Fire Station #4, located at 391 Forest Road in Uptown Sedona, will be accepting yard waste Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17th, 18th and 19th, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Participation is open to all Sedona Fire District residents.
The wildfire season is almost here. Are you prepared? Protecting your home from a wildfire starts with you. Creating a defensible space within 30 feet of your home can greatly reduce the risk of a wildfire. Don’t have 30 feet? Then start with the first 10 feet around your home. Tall, dry grasses provide a path for fire that can lead directly to your house. By removing tall dry grasses, leaves and pine needles from your roof and gutters; excess growth, dead leaves and branches, decreases the flammability potential. Pruning tree limbs so the lowest is between 6’-10’ from the ground reduces “ladder fuels”.
Yard debris, including brush, tree and shrub trimmings (limbs, trunks), as well as bagged leaves and pine needles (no cactus trimmings, please) may be dropped off during this event. In an effort to reduce the spread of noxious weeds, leaves, grasses and pine needles must be bagged. Appliances, hazardous materials, garbage, mattresses, and other household waste will not be accepted.
Visit www.sedonafire.org or www.firewise.org to learn how to make your property safe from wildfire or call the Sedona Fire District at 282-6800 for more information or to schedule a free wildfire home assessment.