Wildfire Preparedness: Are You Ready?
We live in an area known as an Urban-Wildland Interface. Many of our neighborhoods run right up into brush covered hills. Should a wildfire come oour way, it won’t stop at your fence line. There are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your home. On the following pages you’ll find tips on how you can be better prepared for wildfire.
Before a Wildfire
Make a Wildfire plan
- Know your wildfire risk.
- Make a wildfire emergency plan including an evacuation plan and a communication plan.
- Register you phone with Alert San Diego to receive alerts on disasters in your area.
- Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
Prepare Your Home
- Create and maintain an area approximately 30’ away from your home that is free of anything that will burn, such as wood piles, dried leaves, newspapers, brush, and other landscaping that can burn. From 30 feet to 100 feet reduce or replace as much of the most flammable vegetation as possible and prune vegetation, create “fuel breaks,” such as driveways, gravel walkways, and lawns.
- Regularly clean the roof and gutters.
- Review your homeowner's insurance policy and also prepare/update a list of your home's contents.