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.
Evacuate when given notive
- 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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