California's Leading Defensible Space Specialists

Reducing the Danger

While Keeping the Beauty.

Minutes lost from having a lack of defensible space can have a devastating result in a wildfire. A simple decision to be proactive in the protection of your family, home and other assets can help increase your chances of being one of the survivors of a wildfire.

California's Leading Defensible Space Specialists

What we Do

Defensible space, coupled with home hardening, is essential to improve your home's chance of surviving a wildfire.  Embers, direct flame contact and radiant heat work together to create a threat that if left unchallenged can consume your home and put lives at risk.

A simple decision to be proactive in the protection of your family, home and other assets can help increase your chances of being one of the survivors of a wildfire

We work with you to create defensible space. A safe space around your home that reduces the danger of wildfire while maintaining the beauty.

Taking a firefighters perspective, we specialize in creating defensible space from the eyes of first responders. We take a detailed look at your property and evaluate how to give it the best chance of survival during a wildfire.

 

Following best practice we divide your home into Four defensible zones, each zone having its own set of standards specific to the dangers of an oncoming wildfire.

 

Your home is unique, so we will create a custom defensible space plan that protects your home and meets the current regulations.

Making sure that you meet the regulations is critical. California law now requires property owners to extend Defensible Space clearance around homes and structures from 30 feet to 100 feet.

We've got you Covered

Choosing Grind Fire Defense is one of the smartest decisions you could make.

  • Free Preliminary Assessment.
  • Custom defensible space plan.
  • Zone based vegetation and fuel management.
  • Annual defensible space maintenance.

Your Defensible space Zones

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What Our Customers Say.

It’s not just What you know.
It’s What you put into
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Front line experience

The Grind Fire defense team is made up of past and present Firefighters. As firefighters on the hot side of the fire line, we know how critical defensible space is.

In the heat of the fire we have had to make the hard call to leave a home for our own safety, simply because they lacked the defensible space.

Watching a home burn has an emotional effect that stays with you.

Creating defensible space is more than a job, for our team ... it means so much more, it is about service, community and family. It is about independence, safety and preparedness. It is about your home.
 
Being in the fire service is to always go above and beyond in all that we do. We bring that mentality with us to Grind, so when that is applied to your defensible space; know you're in good hands.

Safe can be beautiful

Defensible Space can be Curb Appeal

A common misconception is that creating defensible space  calls for the stripping of visually appealing trees and plants, leaving a barren wasteland of a yard.

But this is not true.  

What we do is strategically reduce the vegetation in your yard; especially that which is the most flammable.  

We get to know you and your defensible space needs first. Walk the property and discuss how to maximize the beauty of your property while providing the optimal protection.

Creating defensible space is really a bit of an art.  

Living in the wildland/urban interface was intentional, let us help you keep the natural beauty you love.

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Know the law

It’s a tough understanding defensible space, legislation and insurances.
Don't worry, we're here to help.

California Public Resources Code

Sections 4290 and 4291 of the (PRC) are the laws that require property owners in California to establish "Defensible Space." The law now requires property owners to extend Defensible Space clearance around homes and structures from 30 feet to 100 feet.


California Federal Regulation

Assembly Bill 38 established that, as of July 1, 2021, California Civil Code Section 1102.19 requires a seller of real property located in a High or Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone to provide the buyer with documentation stating the property is in compliance with defensible space requirements.
The law allows, that if documentation demonstrating compliance cannot be obtained by the close of escrow, the seller and buyer can enter into a written agreement showing that the buyer agrees to obtain documentation of compliance within one year of the close of escrow.     
CHAPTER 6.8. Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones [51175 - 51189]

California Code Regulations

14 CCR Section 1299 - Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Title 14. Natural Resources, California Code of Regulations § 1299.03. Requirements. Latest version. Defensible space is required to be maintained at all times, whenever flammable vegetative conditions exist. 

State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF)

State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (BOF)
BOF General Guidelines item 4 - Remove fuels in accordance with the Fuel Separation or Continuous Tree Canopy guidelines (see back), pursuant to BOF General Guidelines item 4.. All exposed woodpiles must have a minimum of ten feet (10 feet) clearance, down to bare mineral soil, in all directions...

ARTICLE 2. General Provisions

The department, or its duly authorized agent, shall enforce the state forest and fire laws. The department may inspect all properties, except the interior of dwellings, subject to the state forest and fire laws, for the purpose of ascertaining compliance with such laws.

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