Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now — before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.

In the case of a wildfire, what should I do?

  • Make sure the fire department can find your home. Clearly mark your driveway with name and address.
  • ​Report hazardous conditions that could cause a wildfire.
  • ​Teach children about fire safety. Keep matches out of reach of children!
  • ​Plan several escape routes from your community by car and foot.
  • ​Talk to you neighbors about wildfire safety.
  • ​Create a 3- to 50-foot safety zone around your home.
  • ​Regularly clean roof and gutters.
  • ​Inspect chimneys twice a year.
  • ​Rake leaves, dead limbs and twigs and clear flammable vegetation.
  • ​Remove dead branches and shrubs within 15 feet of your home.
  • ​Follow local burning regulations.

Are you ready?

  • Know your wildfire risk.
  • Make a wildfire emergency plan.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  • Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to evacuate.
  • ​Stay tuned to your phone alerts, TV, or radio, for weather updates, emergency instructions or evacuation orders.

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