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Wildfire Protection Plan

If you see that a fire is approaching your home or community, immediately call 911 or the emergency number for your area.  If it’s safe to do so and you have time before the fire gets too close, take the following precautions:
  • Keep all windows and doors tightly closed.
  • Cover air vents, windows, and other openings with duct tape or pieces of pre-cut plywood.
  • Park your vehicle in an easily accessible location so you can leave quickly, if necessary.  Keep the car doors unlocked and leave the keys in the ignition.  Keep the car windows closed and place valuable objects in the car ahead of time. 
  • Turn off gas pipes and place all propane stoves or grills a safe distance away from your home.
  • Turn on all the lights in your home, including the porch, garage, and yard.  Inside your house, move flammable objects such as curtains and small furniture away from the windows.
  • In front of your house, place a ladder that leads to your roof.
  • If possible, place lawn sprinklers on the roof of your house and turn on the water.
  • Move any flammable items a safe distance away from your home, such as stacked firewood or patio furniture.
  • Find a safe place for you, your family, and your pets to flee to.
  • Thanks to your emergency radio, you can listen to a local radio station to stay up-to-date on the fire and any road closures.
What to Do Next; How to protect yourself and your ho me during a Forest Fire or Wildfire
  • Listen to a local radio station.
  • Be ready to evacuate immediately if advised to do so.  If you’re told to leave your home by authorities, leave!
  • Keep all doors and windows tightly shut.
  • Remove drapes, curtains, awnings, and any other potentially flammable window coverings.
  • Keep all available lights on to increase visibility in case your house in engulfed in smoke.
  • If your water supply is sufficient, turn on your lawn sprinklers and focus on wetting your house’s roof and other waterproof valuables.