As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Bernardo Fire, Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) wants to remind surrounding communities that wildfires are a constant threat in wildland-urban interface areas. RSFFPD has sent out letters to all residents within their service area to remind them of the local hazard abatement requirements. Their tips offer ways to safeguard not just homes, but also the entire community. RSFFPD created a list of tips that helps residents to take into consideration how prepared their homes are for the oncoming hot summer months. The guidelines range from creating a defensible space around your home to keeping an eye out for plants that are fire hazards to keeping driveways and roadways clear of overhanging vegetation. If you have questions regarding vegetation management contact the Fire Prevention Bureau or visit for more tips.