A SOLID WALL OF FIRE hundreds of feet high rages toward your home, turning each dry leaf, twig and blade of grass into a roaring blaze so hot that everything in its path literally explodes into flame! Within moments your property is engulfed and destroyed by a horrific inferno in which the very air seems to be burning. This scenario is not something out of a summer blockbuster movie. It is a situation that is all too real, all too terrifying, and is repeated worldwide many hundreds of times every year as raging wildfires in urban wildland areas destroy property and shatter lives. Yet always, with every such firestorm, one or two homes survive unscathed while all around become blackened cinders. A quirk of fate? A shift in the wind? No. Simply planning ahead. As a professional firefighter, author Ron Harmon has seen over and over that by taking a few simple precautions BY PLANNING NOW for that absolutely certain to arrive day when the searing brush fire WILL come racing across the fields, up the hills and through the canyons you can stop that wall of flame cold in its tracks, turning away certain destruction, saving the lives of your family and pets as well as your home property. FIRESTORM tells you step-by-step the what, where, when, why and how of fire prevention that you must use to stop the coming conflagration. Read this vital information and follow the easy guidelines, so you will be able to beat the odds and escape disaster. Initially published for the City of Los Angeles, California, which has a long history of catastrophic brush fires that have claimed many lives and resulted in extensive property loss, FIRESTORM will assist residents in any community where there is an urban-wildland interface to understand the importance of brush fire safety and prevention.