Help your community know what to do if there is a wildfire.
April is traditionally the start of the wildfire season. But, many would argue the risks are high throughout the year. Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan wrote a blog, Wildfires and preparedness aren't limited to a season, that you may find interesting and helpful.
Whether you are just gearing up or have been sharing information for weeks, USFA would like to help. Below are three social media cards explaining steps a community member can take before, during and after a wildfire.
Prepare for wildfire.
Have an emergency bag of personal items ready in case you are asked to leave your home.
During a wildfire.
Follow evacuation instructions from your emergency officials.
After a wildfire.
Return home only when emergency officials say it is safe.
USFA has also created a website you can share with your community about leaving the area if an evacuation is announced.
Saturday, May 7 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. The National Fire Protection Association has resources you can use to promote this annual event.
Join the fight!
Have you joined Fire is Everyone's Fight?
Fire is Everyone's Fight is a national initiative to unite the fire service, life safety organizations and professionals in an effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss. The goal is to change how people think about fire and fire prevention.
Join the Fight and use the materials to educate your communities about the importance of fire prevention.