The geography, weather patterns and number of Wildland Urban Interface communities in California and Nevada make it a state particularly threatened by devastating wildfire. To help educate property owners and residents in areas most at risk, CAL FIRE has developed a communications program called “Ready, Set, Go!” that breaks down the actions needed to be ready for wildfire.
Get prepared for wildfire before it strikes by following Ready, Set, Go!
Create Your Defensible Space
Create and maintain 100 feet of Defensible Space around your home. Click Here to read more about a defensible space
Harden Your Home
Use ember-resistant building materials to protect your home. Click Here for a full list on what you can do about hardening your home.
Get Your Kit Ready
Create your own emergency supply kit. Click Here to read how you can get your kit ready.
Create Your Own Wildfire Action Plan
Develop your family communication and evacuation plans. Click Here to read more about creating an action plan.
Be Ready to Go.
Take the evacuation steps necessary to give your family and home the best chance of surviving a wildfire. Give your household the best chance of surviving a wildfire by being ready to go and evacuating early. This includes going through pre-evacuation preparation steps (only if time allows) to increase your home’s defenses, as well as creating a Wildfire Action Plan for your family. Being ready to go also means knowing when to evacuate and what to do if you become trapped.
Remember: When immediate evacuation is necessary, follow these steps as soon as possible to get ready to GO!
- Review your Evacuation Plan Checklist.
- Ensure your Emergency Supply Kit is in your vehicle.
- Cover-up to protect against heat and flying embers. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, heavy shoes/boots, cap, dry bandanna for face cover, goggles or glasses. 100% cotton is preferable.
- Locate your pets and take them with you.