Wildfire Preparedness

  1. Get Ready
  2. Get Set
  3. Go!

Being Ready - Wildfire Preparedness

Being Ready for wildfire starts with maintaining an adequate Defensible Space and by hardening your home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible Space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. This buffer helps to keep the fire away from your home. Hardening your home means using construction materials that can help your home withstand flying embers finding weak spots in the construction, which can result in your house catching fire.

It takes the combination of both Defensible Space and the hardening of your home to really give your house the best chance of surviving a wildfire.


Webinar on the Home Ignition Zone (approx. 30 minutes)


  1. Morgan Hill Fire Department

    Physical Address
    15670 Monterey Road
    Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    Non Emergency Phone: 408-779-6611
    Business Phone: 408-779-2121
    Emergency: 911

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  2. Jake Hess

    Morgan Hill Fire Chief
    Phone: 408-779-6611

  3. Jim Crawford

    Assistant Chief Fire Services
    Phone: 408-472-1605

  4. Jim Galassi

    Fire Operations
    Phone: 408-779-6611

  5. Dwight Good

    Fire Marshall
    Phone: 408-310-4654