Public Safety

VIDEO: Ask an Expert: How Can I Prep for Fire Season?

We’ve all heard this fire safety message: Create 100 feet of defensible space around your home. But what does that even mean?

This Cal Fire expert shows us how to do it. He also offers up valuable tips on how to stop sparks from your car that could end up causing a major disaster.

You can learn more tips on defensible space at

Try to earn the “Perfect 10” with our personal preparedness checklist so you and your family can be fully ready when and if disaster strikes.

José Eli Villanueva is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.