top of page
Forest Fire

Greer Firewise

Things to do to Protect your Home & Property

  • Create a “Defensive Space” – Remove all dry grass, brush, dead leaves & slash AT LEAST 30 FEET from your Home. Fire-resistant landscaping is recommended.

  • Remove any & all branches overhanging or within 10 feet of your roof.

  • Cover your chimney or stovepipes with a nonflammable screen (spark arrester) of ¼ inch or smaller mesh.

  • Any new construction or remodeling should be done with fire-resistant materials, including siding and roofing.

  • Space trees and shrubs at least 10 feet apart. Reduce the number of trees in heavily wooded areas.

  • For trees taller than 18 feet, prune lower branches up to 6 feet off the ground to prevent fire from reaching the tops of trees.

  • Stack firewood and scrap piles at least 30 feet from your home and clear flammable vegetation within 10 feet of the piles.

  • Locate LPG tanks at least 30 feet away from any structure and surround the tank with a 10-foot clearance all the way around.

  • Maintain your “DEFENSIVE SPACE.”

If you would like other suggestions or recommendations to protect your home and property or if you have questions or concerns regarding safety, fire conditions, fire prevention, or general questions about the Greer Fire District you may contact us at (928) 735-7279.  Email us if you have a question or comment.

Learn how to protect your home and investment at

Visit the Arizona Firewise Communities Website. You can find out if you are at risk and what to do to prepare your property for the upcoming wildfire season.

For the latest information on current fires, fire conditions and some great photos of past wildfires in our White Mountains visit the Southwest Area – Wildland Fire Operations Website.

bottom of page