Creating defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it protects your home from catching fire—either from direct flame contact or radiant heat. Defensible space is also important for the protection of the firefighters defending your home.

The Scotts Valley Fire Protection District is pleased to provide home and property inspections to homeowners within the boundaries of our fire district. The Fire District highly encourages all homeowners to evaluate their property for fire safety on a regular basis.

Representatives from CAL FIRE and the SVFD will also be conducting LE-100 Fire Hazard Inspections on properties in the State Responsibility Area (SRA) that are within our district boundaries.

Homeowners can download a copy of the inspection form to help prepare them for the inspections.