Beating the summer heat with fire preparedness: tips from Ready.gov

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Jun 11, 2013

I got a great email from the folks at Ready.gov last week with the following timely message:

The summer season means more than school vacations and weekends at the pool. Summer brings an increase in the threat of wildfires and the danger that these outbreaks carry. As firefighters worked to contain the Spring wildfire in Southern California, the National Interagency Fire Center recently published its summer fire outlook that forecasts a difficult, above average wildfire season in the West. 

Wildfires spread quickly and often go undetected until it’s too late. Across our nation every year communities are affected by major wildfires. While some homes survive, more homes do not. Make sure your family and community take actions to get prepared.

The wildfire tips at Ready.gov reference Firewise and other excellent resources to help you prepare your home and know what to do before, during and after a fire event.