Learn how to keep your family and home safe during a wildfire.
Stay Safe from Wildfires
The Red Cross wants to help you and your family be prepared for wildfires. Request a free Red Cross wildfire preparedness visit, where a Red Cross team will provide personalized tips and guidance on how you can better protect your home from wildfires and provide steps you can take so everyone in your household can stay safe.
During a wildfire preparedness education visit at your home, our team will discuss wildfire safety information and provide free preparedness resources. The visit will take approximately 30 minutes. Topics covered during the visit will include:
Wildfire safety information: What to do before, during and after a wildfire.
Defensible space education: Focusing on the first five feet around the residence, including removing ignitable materials and providing tips on what vegetation should be removed or better maintained to reduce fire risks.
Developing your family’s wildfire emergency plan: Registering for local emergency alerts, downloading free emergency alert and preparedness apps, creating an evacuation plan, knowing your evacuation routes and more.
What to do during an evacuation: What to do if an evacuation is anticipated, such as checking on neighbors, locating and securing pets and more.
Home walkaround: A brief walk around the home with resident(s) to look at the space and discuss possible high-risk areas.
Additional resources: Residents will also be offered a free smoke alarm installation.
Wildfires affect everyone. They can spread fast and harm people and animals in their path. Wildfires are getting bigger and more dangerous. More people are living in areas at risk for wildfires, but we can take action. Learn how to prepare your household and community.