Wildfires: Wildfire - Protective Measures

Material provided by Federal Alliance for Safe Homes http://www.flash.org/

Wildfire Protection Tips

Clean Your Gutters

Something as simple as making sure that your gutters, eaves, and roof are clear of debris can reduce your fire threat. 

Vinyl

Although some vinyl will not burn, during the Florida wildfires of 1998, firefighters found that some vinyl soffits melted allowing embers into the attic space. 

Install Smoke Alarms

Install smoke alarms and test them twice a year. Change batteries every six months at a minimum. 

Fire Extinguisher

Have at least one dry chemical fire extinguisher on hand. 

Review Home Insurance Policy

Review your current homeowner's insurance policy. Write down the name of your insurance company, policy number and telephone number and store it in a convenient place.