Fire Management ~ Defensible Space
Defensible Space, (sometimes called 'Firescaping'), in the context of fire control, is the natural and landscaped area around a structure that has been maintained and designed to reduce fire danger, sometimes called 'Firescaping'. "Defensible space" is also used in the context of wildfires, especially in the wildland-urban interface. This defensible space reduces the risk that fire will spread from the surroundings to the structure and provides firefighters access and a safer area to defend it from. Firefighters sometimes do not attempt to protect structures without adequate defensible space, as it is less safe and less likely to succeed.