Tips on Staying Safe during the current wildfire situation


In the unfortunate event that you encounter a wildfire, we would like to offer some safety information.

To protect yourself from a wildfire, you should:
• Stay informed of all local burn bans and restrictions.
• Postpone any type of burning when conditions are dry or windy.
• Create “defensible space” around your property
• Have an evacuation plan


During an Air Quality Alert issued by the National Weather Service, protect yourself from the air pollution caused by smoke by:
• Remaining indoors and keeping windows and doors closed
• Do not exercise outdoors
• When driving your car in smoky areas, keep your windows and vents closed
• If outdoor exposure to smoky areas is necessary, breathe through a cloth to help filter out fine particles in the air.

For more information on wildfire safety please visit the National Fire Protection Association at http://www.firewise.org/ to learn more about how to protect yourself and property from wildfires.