Fire Evacuation Checklist
Wildfires can be pretty terrifying for everyone involved; to be trapped in one or caught trying to evacuate with thousands of other families — downright terrifying. Every year, wildfires consume millions of acres of land, destroying homes and displacing families in the process. Once a wildfire starts to spread, there is little that can be done to stop, but there are some things you can do to be prepared and keep your family safe.
How to Prepare for a Fire Evacuation
When an emergency such as a wildfire forces you to abandon your home, you may not have enough time to gather your essentials or take steps to limit damage to your property. Therefore, making sure you have a wildfire plan in place before disaster strikes is the best course of action.
Have Copies of Important Papers
Make copies of all important documents, such as your driver’s license, deed to your house, proof of insurance, medical records, passports, and social security cards and keep these in a plastic, waterproof case.
Pack a Grab-and-Go Bag
This should include essential supplies, such as water, food, and first-aid supplies.
Preparing Your Property
Prepare your property by removing any dead, diseased, or weakened trees and overgrown bushes, as well as other ladder fuels that can become hazardous fuel for a fire.
At Byers, we can help you prevent wildfires from damaging your home by providing you with land-clearing services that will help make your property safer and make you and your family Safe & Smart. By removing only the vegetation that puts your home at risk, such as underbrush, small trees, deadfalls, and ground debris, we can create a defensible space around your property. To learn more, contact us today.