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Wildfire Disaster Preparedness

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Wildfire Disaster Preparedness


Wildfire Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofits

BEFORE A FIRE

  • dp-wildfireMake sure your building is sited and landscaped to resist fire. Clear items that will burn from around the building, including wood piles, lawn furniture, barbecue grills, tarp coverings, etc.
  • Clean roof and gutters of dry debris regularly
  • Keep chimneys and stovepipes clean and in perfect working order. (Contact your local fire department for specifications.)
  • Screen exterior openings to floors, roof and attic.
  • Install a dual-sensor smoke alarm on each level of your building, test monthly and change the batteries at least once each year.
  • Teach volunteers location and use of fire extinguishers
  • Keep handy household items that can be used as fire tools: a rake, axe, handsaw or chainsaw, bucket and shovel.
  • Keep a ladder that will reach the roof.
  • Consider installing protective shutters or heavy fire-resistant drapes

 

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Water Planning
  • Identify outside water sources: small pond, cistern, well, swimming pool, or hydrant.
  • Have a garden hose long enough to reach each area of the building and outbuildings on the property.
  • Install freeze-proof exterior outlets on at least two sides of the building and near other outbuildings and additional outlets at least 50 feet from the building.
  • Consider portable gasoline powered pump or generator in case electrical power is lost.
Other useful links:
  • www.firewise.org – Firewise workshops are offered for free all across the nation in communities large and small and free Firewise materials can be obtained easily by anyone interested.

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