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Project Impact Wildland Fire Safety Tips

In Case of Wildland Fire:

  • Find out if your area is prone to wildland fire.
  • Make ABC fire extinguishers accessible on every floor (call fire department for training).
  • Develop cooperative plan with neighbors.
  • Make sure address is clearly visible; fire trucks can reach your home.
  • Use fire resistant/ retardent materials.
  • Clear vegetation/ branches within 100' of building.

During Wildland Fire:

  • Listen to designated radio/TV, Emergency Alert System for emergency information/instructions.
  • Park car in open space facing evacuation route; have keys accessible.
  • Shut windows, doors in home.
  • Wear long sleeves, pants, wet handkerchief for face.
  • close vents, doors; seal attic, ground vents with plywood.
  • Shut off gas at main; turn off pilot lights, propane tanks.
  • Open fireplace damper; close fireplace screens.
  • Move flammable furniture to center of home.
  • Wet shrubs within 15 feet of home.
  • If leaving, tell someone where you are going.
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