There is so much that you can do to help protect your property from wildfire.
This is a great video to show you how a fire behaves in an area that has been prepared for it and how it can help firefighters:
Fire Behaviour In The Wildland Urban Interface
FireSmart Canada has a wealth of information regarding what you can do to help prepare your home or your property:
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) “is a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.” They are known as the organization that sets the codes and standards that are the basis for most fire regulation in North America. Here is a great article that they have put out about reducing the risks from wildfire around the home:
Reducing Wildfire Risks in The Home Ignition Zone