During a Wildfire

Wildfire season in California usually runs from July through October. In the past 5 years wildfires have accounted for massive damage to people, property and the environment.

When informed of a wildfire

Inform your family and neighbors a wildfire is occurring.
Keep pets inside and prepare to evacuate if necessary.
Listen to local radio (KFBK 1530 AM, KXJZ 88.9 FM or KSTE 650 AM) for further emergency information.
Prepare the car – this may be used as a means to evacuate - park it towards the direction of escape, close all windows shut and leave the keys in the ignition with doors closed, but unlocked.
Disable the garage door opener.
Wear protective clothing (sturdy shoes, long-sleeved shirt, and long pants in cotton or woolen material, gloves and a handkerchief to protect your face)
Grab your emergency kit.

If time permits

Shut off the gas and other combustibles such as propane tanks.
Wet the roof and plants around your home - move plants 15 feet away from your property.
Shut and cover all possible entries to your home. Seal all windows, close blinds, and draperies and cover vents with pre-cut plywood or commercial seals.
Gather all garden tools such as shovel, rake, axe and chain saw - these can be used as fire tools.

When evacuating

Let someone know where you’re going and how you can be reached.
Lock your doors and don’t leave water running

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