Fire Preparedness

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Fire-FEMAThe Burn Institute Escape Plan (requires Flash)
The Burn Institute, a non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing burn injuries and deaths through fire and burn prevention education, offers an invaluable tool that allows you to build a personal family escape plan that incorporates all the rooms in your home.

Home Fire Safety Checklist for Kids
A fun worksheet for kids to learn about fire safety planning.  Print this 2-page PDF from the National Fire Protection Association

Basic Fire Escape Planning – NFPA
The National Fire Protection Association offers tips on how to plan an effective fire escape plan.  The offer a downloadble grid to help plan your home escape plan and advice on how to test your plan.

Ready! Set! Go! Personal Wildfire Action Plan Adobe PDF Download icon
This 12-page guide offered by The Los Angeles County Fire Department gives tips and tools you need to successfully prepare for a wildfire, and gives guidance on retrofitting your home with fire-resistive features. In the event of a major wildfire, emergency resources will be stretched, so this action plan describes how to prepare now to protect yourself, your family, and your property.

Video: California Wildfires – No Time to Burn

Take a journey behind the scenes with California’s top three emergency management leaders as they visit a major wildfire and have to make tough choices about where to send firefighters, aircraft and other limited resources.

Videos: Fire Preparedness By San Miguel Fire District

Provided in cooperation by the San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District and Farmers Insurance, this educational video program called Before The Threat, illustrates things you can do before a fire to protect your home. The videos provide interviews with homeowners who have survived fires and share how they are now better prepared.

1. What You Can Do Before A Fire – Preparing Your Property

2. Be Prepared to Evacuate – Your To-Go Box and Other Emergency Tips

3. Be Prepared Before the Threat – Review of Preparedness Tips

Videos: How to protect your home from wildfire embers

Be Ember Aware Video – Information about the danger of fire embers (Part 1)

Be Ember Aware Video – Information about protecting your home from fire embers (Part 2)