The Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention Book

Homeowners Guide to wildfire prevention front cover

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention book is a quick and easy guide, in layperson’s terms, to protecting your home from wildfires. About the author.

Paperback: 68 pages
Publisher: Bay Tree Publishing (May 22, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0985939966
ISBN-13: 978-0985939960
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches; weight 3.7 oz.

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Professional Praise

The Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention is endorsed by the Diablo Fire Safe Council of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Cheryl Miller
Executive Coordinator
Diablo Fire Safe Council

Oakland CA

I was given a copy of your Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention. I wish I could afford to give one to each of the 5,000 property owners in our hillside communities for the holidays.

Fire Chief Dwight Good
Fire Marshal

Morgan Hill, CA


The Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention is an invaluable tool for homeowners living in any wildland-urban interface area. It includes simple-to-follow tips on reducing a home’s risk of fire, and explanations of why these steps are important. Sources of ignition, defensible space, buffer zones, the dangers of embers: all these are explained in an interesting way to help every affected homeowner want to get started on improving his home’s fire resistance.

Barbara Goldenberg
Diablo Firesafe Council member

Diablo, CA


This 68-page book, illustrated with many photographs, is a quick read, and it’s filled with useful information. Every homeowner should have The Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention on his or her shelf for easy reference. The book is organized by tips one through six starting at the home and then moving out and away from the house.

Some tips seem obvious such as “Don’t smoke in bed particularly if you have been drinking,” but every year people are killed in house fires for that very reason. Other valuable tips are less common. For example, who would think that having irrigation water hit a fence increases fire hazard? Dr. Sieben explains that irrigation water on wood will lead to dry rot. The six tips are complemented with appendices that include a month-by-month treatment program, advice on how to make yourself, your family and home firesafe as well as ready for emergencies, information about dealing with potentially problematic plants, and maximizing the usefulness of vegetation management dumpsters.

This book provides important steps you can take to protect your property as well as to keep your family safe any time of the year. So do yourself a favor and get a copy of this book and, while you’re at it, buy one for a friend or neighbor.

Fred Booker
Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Oakland Wildfire Assessment District

Oakland, CA

Bulk Orders for Your Organization

Stopping wildfires is important to us, and we’re prepared to offer a significant discount on books to your group.

Substantial bulk discounts are available on orders of 2,000 or more, as offset printing can be used. With bulk orders, we can  customize the cover with your logo(s) and print a bulk mailing permit on the back cover, to make it easier to share The Homeowner’s Guide to Wildfire Prevention with your organization.

For bulk orders and questions, please contact David Cole at Bay Tree publishing.