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Wildfire Preparedness: It Pays to Be Ready

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Mar 7, 2013

 

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) posted a great blog earlier today, in honor of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week this week. We thought we would share it for all of our readers. </p>

 

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c3764aa9a970b-200wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c3764aa9a970b-200wi|alt=IBHS|style=width: 180px; margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=IBHS|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c3764aa9a970b!Prolonged drought conditions are bringing wildfires to communities that while at risk may not have experienced this hazard in recent memory. Be a Force of Nature during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 3-9, 2013, by learning what you, your family and your community can do to become more fire adapted. Taking steps now will significantly reduce the chances of a wildfire damaging your property.


Wildfires can go by many names: brush fires, grass fires, forest fires, etc. All have one thing in common – they can quickly spread and create embers that can land on properties well outside of the actual area exposed to flames. Once embers land on something combustible on your home or business, they can ignite the material and spread fire to the entire structure. 


Firefighters across the country are working with residents to help minimize wildfire risks through the [Ready, Set, Go! | http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/] Program. The program has a three-pronged approach toward getting you ready for wildfire season.

 

 

To find out more about the Ready, Set, Go program, all of the organizations who play a part in reducing wildfire risk, and Fire Adapated Communities, please read the full IBHS blog now.&#0160;

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