Protect Your Property

Special Fire District

Protect Your Property

 

HOW FIRESMART ARE YOU?

Visit www.tetonfires.com for up to date information on fire reports and restrictions in Teton County, the state of Wyoming, and across the United States.

On this website, you can also find information regarding Education & Prevention of wildfires, Prevention Projects within Teton County, Weather, Fire Danger Reports, and much more!

FACTORS THAT AFFECT WILDFIRES

FUELS:

Conifer – Volatile and prone to torching and crown fires

Sage/Grass – Dry quickly and prone to rapid fire spread.  Wet weather means ample grass to burn later summer and fall

Mixed – These fuel types together can lead to a high probability of crown fires and possibly two fire fronts: surface and crown fire in the canopy

(Which of these fuels surround your home? Do you have defensible space around your home?)

WEATHER:

Lightning – 2012 has been an active year for lightning

Wind – No matter the fuel or topography, wind determines the direction and speed a fire will travel

(Which direction are the predominant winds near your home?)

TOPOGRAPHY:

Slope – The steeper the slope, the faster a wildfire will spread uphill

(Does your home sit on a hill or slope?)

 

DEFENSIBLE SPACE PAYS OFF!

Most who live in Teton Village consider the trees and vegetation around their homes a valuable asset, contributing to the privacy and beauty of the place called “home”; however, it is also important to remember that forested areas may become hazardous during fire season.  Property owners may reduce their risk of fire by following a few simple tips:

–          Regularly mow and irrigate vegetation around your home.  Healthy native plants are less fire prone.

–          Continue to keep trees and shrubs pruned and limbed.  Remember lowest limbs should be 6-10ft.

off the ground.

–          Remove the dead and dying vegetation within your space.

–          Store firewood 30 feet from structures during fire season.

–          Clean roof surfaces and gutters of needle cast, leaf litter, and branches.

–          Maintain a screen constructed of non-flammable material over the flue opening of every chimney

 and stovepipe.

–          Keep a ladder, rake, and garden hose nearby and accessible…just in case!

–          Store gasoline in an approved safety can away from occupied buildings.

Visit Teton County’s Wildland Urban Interface Information page to learn more about how you can protect

your property.

 

The Restrictive Covenants of Teton Village require that the homeowner receive the approval of the Teton Village Architectural Committee before removing any trees.

 

 

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Commercial - Teton Village Association ISD

P.O. Box 866
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 733-5898

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Commercial - Teton Village Resort District

P.O. Box 23
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 733-5898

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Teton Village Improvement & Service District

P.O. Box 413
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 733-5457

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Teton Village Water and Sewer District

P.O. Box 586
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 733-5457

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Teton Village Special Fire District

P.O. Box 56
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 733-5457

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Teton Village Architectural Committee

P.O. Box 541
Teton Village, WY 83025
(307) 733-5457

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