season is just around the corner and requires residents to be at a heightened
awareness for the dangers of wildfire. Your local fire agency takes every
precaution to help protect you and your property from fire. However, during a
large wildfire, there may not be enough fire engines or firefighters to defend
every home. Successful preparation requires you to take personal responsibility
for protecting yourself, your family from the dangers of wildfire.
Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland
fire so your home is ready in case of a wildfire. Create defensible space by
clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and protect
your home with fire-safe materials. Assemble emergency supplies and
belongings in a safe place. Plan escape routes and make sure all those living
in your home know your wildfire action
together a "go kit" and pack your emergency items. Stay
aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media, your
local fire and police agencies.
your personal wildland fire action plan. Get yourself and your family to
safety. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters
to best maneuver resources to combat the fire.