Every year at around this time, conditions are ripe for some really terrible fires. Trees and foliage dry out, temperatures are high, and winds are both strong and unpredictable. There’s not all that much you can do about the broader problem of widespread fires. However, there are absolutely things that you can do to keep yourself and your family safe. Read on to find out more about how you can stay safe this fire season.
Have a Plan
Panicking is just about one of the worst things you can do in any emergency, and the temptation to panic will be much stronger if you don’t have a plan. Make sure that in case of a fire, you know what to do ahead of time. Know the procedure for when you need to evacuate your home, what to pack, who is grabbing what, where you’re going, and where to meet if you get separated. Proper planning will make everything go more smoothly, and will prevent a lot of issues.
Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Car
There typically isn’t time to grab food and water on your way out the door when you’re evacuating your home. There certainly isn’t time to raid your medicine cabinet for bandages and other supplies. So, make absolutely sure that you have an emergency kit in your car at all times. That way, even if you have just a few minutes to evacuate, you can be confident that you have everything you need at hand.
Keep Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Ready
It’s likely that you will see any wildfire coming, or at the very least, smell it from miles away. Even so, though, early warning systems are paramount for keeping you safe. Make sure that you have both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained in your home.
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