Wildfire Emergency Preparedness
In California, it’s not a matter of if a wildfire will occur, but when. We encourage you to take proactive steps – many that are simple and free of cost – to protect yourself, your family and your home from wildfires. Here’s what you can do.
Wildfire Safety begins at home
When we take the necessary precautions, our homes have a better chance of withstanding a wildfire. This starts by maintaining a home with wildfire safety in mind, especially if you live in a high-risk wildfire zone.
Additional things you can do:
- Have a fire extinguisher and tools such as a shovel, rake, bucket, and hose available for fire emergencies.
- Store all combustible and flammable liquids away from ignition sources.
- Make sure your address is clearly visible from the road.
- Consider having multiple garden hoses that are long enough to reach all areas of your home and other structures on your property.
- Consider maintaining access roads to your home with a minimum of 10 feet of clearance on either side, allowing for two-way traffic. Ensure that all gates open inward and are wide enough to accommodate fire and emergency vehicles.