Step 1: Prepare to Evacuate
Plan well in advance for the Early Evacuation of You & Your Family
To be fire wise and prepared for emergencies, your top priority as a resident of the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is to be ready to leave at a moment's notice. This is a great practice no matter where you live and highly desirable. But wildfire preparedness is even more important when living in and around wildlands and heavily wooded areas.
Step 2: Harden Your Home
Harden Your Home & Home Ignition Zone Against Wildfire
To a fire your home is fuel. The Firewise® program will help you learn simple, easy, and many times small things you can do to make your home less of a fuel for fire. This will also make your home way less prone to being ignited by embers or firebrands. A hardened home may even resist direct flame contact. With your home at its center, moving outward, you address your entire Home Ignition Zone.
Step 3: Go Early
Leave the Incident Early & Stay Safe
This is where you put your plan into action. If you have carried out at least Step 1, you should be ready to quickly and safely evacuate. There are some considerations to keep in mind when evacuating, even for the best laid plans.
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