Steps to protect your family in case of a wildfire:
• Create and frequently practice your family communications plan which should include meeting locations, current phone numbers, and even pet accommodations.
• Consider using fire resistant building materials and landscaping vegetation that is fire resistant as well.
• Maintain the landscape surrounding your home at 100 ft. lean, clean and green, paying special attention to the first 5 ft.
• Clean your roof, gutters and decks of dead leaves and pine needles often.
• These steps help reduce burn fuel.
• Our law enforcement partners would issue, coordinate and enforce mandatory evacuations of an area but cooperation in an emergency from the public is extremely important.
• As first responders, our mission is to do our best to save lives and the public can assist us with that by leaving your home when asked to do so by the authorities.
• Providing your dental records is a very difficult conversation and every loss of life weighs heavily on us.
• Put together a 72-hour kit, or “Go Bag" for each member of your family, with essentials you will need to be away from home for at least three days.