BOZEMAN, Mont. -

It's wildfire season. Is your home safe?

NBC Montana toured a Bozeman home with a firefighter to learn what measures you can take to make sure your home stays safe from wildfire.

Eric Morris, a Senior Fire Officer with Wildfire Defense Systems, showed NBC Montana a home in the foothills of the Bridgers.

If a wildfire swept through Bozeman, the area would be at risk.

"It's best to be prepared and take measures year round to make sure your property is fire safe and not wait until a fire is there," Morris explained.

Morris pointed out what the homeowners are doing well when it comes to fire prevention.

"If we look at this area, this is a good example of mowed grass underneath the trees, so we don't have any ladder fuels, so the tree is limbed up about six feet in the air," he explained.

One way to protect your home is to maintain the vegetation around it. That means mowing your lawn and trimming your trees. That way, if the fire does come onto your property, it will lower the intensity of the flames.

But, Morris explained, these homeowners could do more to protect their house.

A wildfire is still a threat, even if it's miles away. Traveling embers can ignite roofs, lawn chairs, decks, fences, mulch, pine needles, and other debris around a house.

An example: lattice wood underneath their deck that is a hazard.

"Any type of leaf litter of needle cast under the deck could have embers land in it and potentially start the house on fire," he said.

He recommended putting nonflammable gravel underneath the deck or "they could also screen the deck of eighth inch screening, and that would prevent the embers from getting under the deck."

Another example is their wood pile, which is about 12 feet from the house. Morris recommended moving the wood pile at least 30 feet away from the home.

He also suggested to, "prune your trees so they are not hanging over the house or touching any part of the house."

It's what firefighters call "defensible space," or keeping combustible materials, like shrubs, plants or debris, between 30 and 100 feet from your house.

Morris said taking these steps to protect your house will make the job of the firefighters easier.

"The goal is to educate people to create survivable space around their house so in a fire event you don't have to rely on anybody else or a fire engine but your house would be safe with the actions you've done to prevent fire," Morris explained.

A little peace of mind, if you ever come face to face with an unpredictable wildfire.