Getting your Wildfire Action Plan together
How to get you and your family ready for potential wildfires with a Wildfire Action Plan.
How to create your Wildfire Action Plan
Developing a well-thought-out Wildfire Action Plan is crucial for every household. Tailor your plan to address specific family needs and situations, ensuring everyone is well-prepared ahead of a wildfire.
Your Wildfire Action Plan should include:
- Meeting point: A predetermined meeting location outside high-risk areas to determine who has evacuated from the affected area.
- Escape routes: Several escape routes, known to all in your household. Practice these often so everyone in your family knows where to go.
- Animal arrangements: Specific arrangements for pets and larger animals, like horses and other livestock.
- Communication plan: A family communication strategy names someone outside the area to be the main contact point for all family members if you get separated or have trouble with phone networks.
The 6 P’s of Evacuation
Keep these 6 “P’s” ready in case you need to evacuate immediately.
Key safety actions to get ready for wildfires
Get wildfire-ready with these essential pre-evacuation steps.
Keep fire extinguishers in your home, and train your family on their use. Regularly inspect them for proper functionality and expiration dates.
Make sure everyone in your household knows where your gas, electric, and water main shut-off controls are located and how to safely operate them in an emergency.
Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit for each family member, as recommended by the American Red Cross, containing essentials for immediate needs.
Store an extra Emergency Supply Kit in your vehicle to ensure access to essential supplies if you can’t reach your home due to a wildfire.
Maintain a list of emergency contacts, easily accessible both in your home and within your emergency supply kits.
Use a portable radio or scanner to stay informed about the current wildfire situation for timely decision-making during emergencies.
Get your free Wildfire Action Plan
Gain peace of mind by downloading our comprehensive Wildfire Action Plan. This resource is key to effectively preparing your family for wildfire emergencies.