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Ready for a Wildfire? Follow These Safety Steps

Would you know what to do if a wildfire threatens your area? Scott Somers, an Arizona firefighter and member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, has spent years battling fires large and small. We asked him for his top tips on how to prepare your home if wildfires threaten. Take a look – less than one minute of your time could save your life.

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The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.