Fire Service Industry News: Tips for Homeowners to Prepare Homes During Wildfire Season

06/12/2013
This week, Colorado has been experiencing extensive wildfire activity that has scorched more than 12,000 acres, destroyed close to a hundred homes and evacuated thousands. Wildfire safety experts from the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise┬« Communities Program and the International Association of Fire Chiefs' (IAFC) Ready, Set, Go! Program encourage residents to prepare their homes for a wildfire, maintain a situational awareness of the fires and evacuate if called to do so.   Steps outlined in IAFC's Ready, Set, Go! wildfire readiness program, in partnership with NFPA's Firewise Communities Program, address the three major phases of wildfire safety -- preparation...

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