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Help Improve Your Wildfire Safety

What can you do to prepare your home and family for a possible wildfire? Make a wildfire evacuation plan, put together a wildfire evacuation kit and more.

Infographic about how to prepare for a wildfire.

PLAN AHEAD

10 essentials for your wildfire evacuation kit:

  • Drinkable water
  • Sealed prepared meals
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medications in sealed containers
  • Waterproof, battery-powered or hand-crank-powered flashlights and radios
  • A whistle or other sound-signaling device
  • A multi-tool with a knife
  • Identification and medical cards
  • Any necessary medical records
  • Waterproof bags or containers

Two meetup points

Decide in advance where you will go but add an alternative destination too.

Gas & cash

When a storm threatens, keep your gas tank full and withdraw cash. Power outages make pumps and ATMs unusable.

If you leave

Plan to pack and not stop unless traffic necessitates it. Stopping for food or drinks may significantly delay you.

Protect your pets

Bring water and food for your pets as well as veterinarian records and proof of vaccinations. Be sure your destination is pet-friendly.

DID YOU KNOW?

Spring through Fall: Wildfires can happen anytime the ground isn’t completely covered by snow, but typically happen during Spring through Fall

$125 billion. Camp Fire: The costliest U.S. wildfire in property damage. NFPA - 2017


If you live in an area prone to wildfires, talk to your insurance agent about insurance and know what’s covered.

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