Property owners have a year-round responsibility and obligation to maintain vegetation on their property in a condition that will not contribute to the spread of fire. Effective fire prevention measures can keep fires from starting and reduce hazards that threaten yours and your neighbors’ property. The Hayward Fire Department in partnership with the Fairview Fire Protection District, conducts abatement surveys at least once a year. To learn more about abatement standards and defensible space, please click on the applicable link below. This portal was made possible in partnership with Fairview Fire Protection District and the Hayward Fire Department.