National Preparedness Month - Week 2

Week 2 (September 6-12) of National Preparedness Month focuses on Wildfires. Although not all of California experiences wildfires, this may be helpful to those who live near wildfire prone areas.

Photo Credit:  Kfal!  via  Compfight   cc

Photo Credit: Kfal! via Compfight cc

Here are 4 tips from Cal Fire to prepare for wildfires:

  • Trim trees regularly to keep branches a minimum of 10 feet from other trees.
  • Remove dead or dry leaves and pine needles from your yard, roof, and rain gutters.
  • Remove all dead plants, grass, and weeds.
  • Remove all dead branches that hang from your roof.

For the complete list and information on creating your own wildfire action plan and emergency supply kit, go to www.readyforwildfire.org.