Maintain your property before a fire occurs
- Trim, rake, or clear away anything within 5 to 30 feet or your home that could catch fire like mulch, tree limbs, pine needles, and dead leaves.
- Store away lawn furniture, potted plants, decor on patio and porches that could catch fire.
- Screen, seal, & close all windows, vents, pet doors, etc. so windborne embers don't have chance to blow in and burn your home from the inside out.
Prepare an emergency plan
- Stay tuned to phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
- Learn about local emergency plans, where the nearest shelter is, how to get there, and make it a primary meet-up place if your family is separated.
- Prepare your emergency kit with important documents, emergency supplies, medicine, pet items, spare clothes, shoes, etc.
- Connect all hoses to water sources, which may help firefighters put out fires on roofs and fill tubs, pools, hot tubs, garbage cans, or other large containers with water.
- Protect yourself by wearing long sleeves, heavy shoes, covering your face with a 100% cotton bandana.
- Be ready to evacuate at any time. Place your emergency kit in your vehicle.
- Locate your pets and take them with you.
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