Wild Land Fire

Keep yourself safe from wild land fires by adopting the following pieces of advice.

Prepare Now

  • Find out if your area is prone to wild land fire.
  • Make ABC fire extinguishers accessible on every floor (call Fire Department for training).
  • Develop cooperative plan with neighbors.
  • Make sure address is clearly visible so fire trucks can reach your home.
  • Use fire resistant/retardant materials.
  • Clear vegetation/branches within 100 feet of building.

Act Now

  • Listen to designated radio/ television, Emergency Alert System for emergency information/instructions.
  • Park car in an open space facing evacuation route; have keys accessible.
  • Shut the windows and doors in your home.
  • Wear long sleeves, pants, wet handkerchief for face.
  • Close vents, door, seal attic, ground vents with plywood.
  • Shut off gas at main; turn off pilot lights and propane tanks.
  • Open fireplace damper; close fireplace screens.
  • Move flammable furniture to center of home.
  • Wet shrubs within 15 feet of home.
  • If leaving, tell someone where you are going.