Fire Season Preparation

Supplies & Planning

  • Keep cash, bank and insurance information handy.
  • Keep emergency phone numbers and evacuation routes clearly posted.
  • Keep a two-week supply of water, candles, non-perishable food and medications.
  • Keep vehicles full of gas.
  • Plan your escape route in advance and make sure everyone knows it.
  • Prepare a "Grab and Go" bag for each family member and pet.
Fireman sprays water at a raging fire


  • Clean all flammable materials from beneath decks.
  • Clean all vegetation from roof, eaves, and rain gutters.
  • Cover chimney outlets and flues with a spark-arresting half-inch stainless steel mesh screen.
  • Keep weeds cut back.
  • Keep your flues clean year-round.
  • Make sure your address is clearly visible from the street in all weather.
  • Move firewood at least 30 feet from all structures.