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Defensible Space

SW Polk Fire District follows guidelines and recommendations put forth by the Oregon State Fire Marshal for creating defensible space on your property.

"Defensible Space" is defined by the Oregon State Fire Marshal as,

"Any area where combestible materials are treated, cleared, or modified to slow and reduce intensity of wildfire and allow space for fire suppression operations to occur." 
Oregon Defensible Space For Homeowners & Renters


Our goal at SW Polk Fire District is to connect with our community by coming out to your property, providing education and recommendations to better protect your house in the case of a fire.  Attached below is a checklist for homeowners to go through and evaluate their property.

Defensible Space Checklist.pdf