Wildfire Preparation Checklist

 

  • Prepare Yourself

    • People and Pets – gather up, dress in cotton long sleeves & pants, bring gloves, hat, goggles/safety glasses, and bandana.  Bring a towel to wrap pet in.

    • Prescriptions

    • Plastic (credit cards, ATM cards, cash)

    • Papers, Phone #’s

    • Personal computing devices and chargers

    • Pictures, small valuables, and irreplaceable memorabilia

    • Put Emergency supply kit in vehicle

      • Food/water for 3 days, including pets

      • Maps

      • Extra clothing/outerwear

      • Glasses/contact lenses

      • Extra keys

      • First Aid Kit

      • Flashlight

      • Toiletries/Sanitary supplies

      • Fire extinguisher

      • Emergency blanket

 

  • Plan your evacuation

    • Which vehicles – fuel?

    • Which escape route

    • Where to meet

    • Designate an out of area point of contact

 

  • Protect your home

    • Close all windows, remove combustible shades/curtains shades

    • Remove propane tank from grill and place away from house

    • Shutoff propane to house

    • Remove combustibles from decks and place indoors – cushions, doormats, wooden ornaments, firewood, etc

    • Place gardens sprinklers on roof & leave ladder in place and/or leave garden hose in visible location for firefighters.  Do not turn on.

    • Fill buckets with water and leave visible in front of house

    • Shut off all electrical except for well/water supply

    • Cut trees/shrubs/flowers next to house or deck and throw debris away from house

    • Leave house unlocked so firefighters can gain access

 

  • Check on your neighbors

  • Practice – don’t do this for the first time in an actual emergency

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