During the Fire

What to do DURING a Wildfire:


•Turn on a TV or radio to get the latest emergency information.


•If you have a ladder, prop it against the house so you and firefighters have access to the roof.


•If hoses and adequate water are available set them up. Fill buckets with water.


•Remove combustible material from the area surrounding the house (lawn chairs, tables, etc.).


•Turn a light on in each room for visibility in case of smoke.


•Open or take down flammable drapes and curtains.


•Close all Venetian blinds and non-flammable window coverings.


•Move upholstered furniture away from windows and sliding glass doors.


•Be ready to evacuate all family members and pets when requested to do so.


•Turn off air conditioning/air circulation systems


•Detach electrical garage doors. Back in your car and leave the keys in the ignition.


•Secure your pets if possible.


•Be alert and ready to leave with little or no notice.


•Have your Car backed into the driveway. 


•Turn off sprinkler systems, fire crews will need the water.  


•Put all Propane tanks and BBQ’s inside. 


•Follow Instructions from Sheriff and Fire Crews. 


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