Remember, Edelweiss has NO
In order to minimize the fire danger
to your home and/or property, it makes good sense to observe the
1. Driveways need to be wide enough
and accessible enough (no sharp turns, etc.) for emergency vehicles. A
fire truck is about 8 wide so driveways need to be at least 10 wide.
Driveways should be designed to leave adequate room for snow storage
when roads are plowed in winter.
2. Do not store firewood or other
flammable items on decks or porches near house.
3. Eliminate pine needles, or other
flammable materials from under decks/porches.
4. Store flammable or toxic
chemicals in areas away from your home.
5. Use metal or other non-flammable
roofing material on your home.
6. Use metal or other non-flammable
skirting material around your house, and enclose crawl spaces under
decks or porches to prevent embers from blowing underneath.
For more tips, see these websites:
EMC's Firewise Information
Call the Twisp Transfer Station
(997-2025), or Methow Valley Sanitation (997-8862) for help with your
Building and landscaping materials
may be recycled through Methow Resource and Recovery, located on
Wagner Road in Twisp. This year (2010) they plan to be open from May
1 thru Oct 31, Thurs. and Sat. from 10 AM to 4 PM, and sometimes by
appointment. Contact them at 509-997-5643.