The 2020 California Wildfire season is here, and the American Red Cross of Central California encourages everyone to be prepared for wildfires. A wildfire can spread very quickly, leaving you little time to get to safety. We’ve gathered best practices for wildfire preparedness and simple steps you and your family can take to be better prepared this year.
If you live in a wildfire-prone area or have been alerted of a wildfire near your home consider these steps:
If you’re trapped outdoors, crouch in a pond, river or pool.
Don’t return home until officials say it’s safe to do so
Download the Red Cross Emergency App for real-time alerts, open shelters and expert advice on wildfires
Visit redcross.org/wildfire for full wildfire safety information.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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Take a class and be ready to respond if an emergency strikes.