Throughout California’s history we have seen the devastating effects of fire. Last year we saw some of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history. Preparing now for fires in or near your home can help mitigate the damage if a fire strikes.
“Every year California sees thousands of wildfires,” said Assemblymember Bill Dodd. “With summer and drier weather approaching, I encourage residents to take steps to protect their homes and loved ones by preparing.”
For information on how to protect your home from wildfires, visit: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/. Tips include:
- Defensible Space
- Making your home more fire resistant
- Emergency Plans and Evacuation Kits
- Fire Prevention though Safe Equipment Use
- And More
Most fires start in the home. That’s why it is important for every home to have smoke alarms. They should be installed on every level of your home, outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. You can learn tips on properly installing smoke alarms and avoiding fires through the National Fire Protection Association.