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It's not too late for Wildfire Preparedness!

Blog Post created by meredithhawes Employee on May 11, 2017

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day was recognized Saturday, May 6th, but it's not too late to make your home safer from the possibility of a wildfire now, and throughout the year.  Many people think that wildfires only occur in certain regions of the U.S., but any area can be susceptible with the combination of drought, warmer temperatures, high winds, and an excess of dried vegetation on a forest floor.  Perhaps even more surprising is that the wildfire season has actually become progressively worse over the past 50 years!

 

Take a few minutes to learn how to protect your home and family through some simple safety tips on Wildfire Safety, and learn more about the conditions that cause these fires, as I did while talking with NFPA's Michele Steinburg on a recent radio interview featuring wildfire safety.

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