Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FIRE SEASON IS IN FULL SWING. ARE YOU READY?

Do you life near a hillside or in a high fire area? There are some steps you should take now to protect your family and your property. Among them are:

1. Keep trees and other vegetation away from the roof. If a burning branch breaks, it has no other place to go but your roof.

2. Keep a defensible clear space around your property. Clear brush and vegetation away from your home and any structures like sheds. At least 400 feet is recommended.

3. Have a grab and go kit ready. Put copies of your insurance forms, bank information, names of contacts you may need, a copy of your home inventory and emergency preparedness plan. Check out this post for more info.

Remember, you can't always anticipate when a fire or other disaster could threaten your family and your home, but you can do a little preparation ahead of time to be ready.

Check out this video from CAL FIRE for more great information.

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