You can make a difference

 

Develop a Wildfire Action Plan

See Cal Fire’s Prepare page

  • Have up-to-date fire extinguishers inside the house and a long hose outside it
  • Know which valuables and papers to take with you and have them handy
  • Assemble an emergency supply kit
  • Check out alternative escape routes from your neighborhood
  • Designate an emergency meeting location for family members

 

Participate in a Community Organization that prepares for wildfire

Examples: Yosemite Stanislaus Solutions, the Cultural Fire Management Council, and the Mid-Klamath Watershed Council.

Urban building codes aim at preventing fire from spreading from within houses. In rural areas people also protect their homes' exteriors from wildfires.

Urban communities can adopt rural fire prevention measures like using fire-proof shingles and blocking open areas under eaves and decks. 

Private landowners and neighborhood organizations can create defensible space through vegetation management, including the clearing of flashy fuels, the use of fire-resistant ground cover, and having controlled burns with support from the local fire department and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils.
 

Support Wildfire Wise Organizations and Public Policies

Advocate changes in public policy from local building codes to federal funding of proactive fire prevention through vegetation management and prescribed burns:

Contact your elected officials 

Support non-profit organizations that work for the health and safety of wildlands and watersheds:

Audubon Society

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center

The Pinchot Institute

The Nature Conservancy

Sierra Nevada Conservancy

National Fire Protection Association

The Sierra Fund

Sierra Forest Legacy

California Fire Safe Council

 

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