Preparing for Wildfires

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Take steps now to preparepdf iconexternal icon [PDF-205 KB] for wildfires. More and more people make their homes in areas that are prone to wildfires. You can take steps to be readyexternal icon for a wildfire and prepare your home and landscapingexternal icon to reduce your risk from a wildfire.

Know your community’s evacuation plans.
Gather emergency supplies, such as respiratorspdf iconexternal icon [PDF-321 KB].
  • A respirator filters out smoke or ash before you can breathe it in.  Respirators are not made to fit children.
  • Remember the needs of childrenpdf iconexternal icon [PDF-497 KB], pregnant women, and individuals with medical conditions like asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or heart disease.
Plan to keep wildfire smoke outside.
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View a full-sized imagepdf icon [PDF – 345 KB] of the Be Ready: Wildfires Infographic. Share it on social media or print it out to post in your office, school, or home.

  • Choose a roomexternal icon you can close off from outside air.
  • Set up a portable air cleaner or a filterpdf iconexternal icon [PDF-122 KB] to keep the air in this room cleaner even when it’s smoky outdoors or in the rest of your home.
Keep track of fires near you so you can be ready.
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