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Preparing for Wildfires

Picture showing a view from a hill of a city and expensive houses on the side of the hill surrounded by trees

Take steps now to prepareexternal 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 respiratorsexternal icon [PDF-329 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 childrenexternal icon [PDF-497 KB], pregnant women, and individuals with medical conditions like asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or heart disease.
Image of Wilfires Infographic.

View a full-sized image [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.

Plan to keep wildfire smoke outside.
Keep track of fires near you so you can be ready.
Infographic: Be Ready! Hurricanes Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. Social Media at CDC Emergency