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Building an Ignition-Resistant Home

R327.4 Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Construction Guide
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R327.4 Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Construction Guide
On January 24, 2019 Section R327.4 Wildfire Hazard Mitigation was added to the Oregon Residential Specialty Code. This code section provides best practices for building ignition-resistant homes located in wildfire hazard zones. Utilizing proven materials/techniques on the outside of your home can make all the difference in your home's ability to survive a wildfire. The goal is to build a home that resists flame and ember ignition.

Here is more information:
Instructions: Click on Development Overlays, choose to enter address or tax lot, on the right side of the screen click on Layer List, then check Wildfire Hazard. The hatched area indicates the Wildfire Hazard Zone.
 
Instructions: Search by Category, Company, or Listing. The following are among the materials/assemblies for use in Wildfire Hazard Zones.  Click the categories for PDFs.
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Fire and Life Safety Department Contacts

Medford Fire-Rescue Fire & Life Safety Division
200 South Ivy Street, Room #180
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2300
Fax: (541) 774-2514
Contact: Interim Fire Marshal Chase Browning
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Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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