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• Safe Cleanup of Fire Ash PDF icon Ash related to forest fires contains small amounts of toxic chemicals. This document contains information on how to safely cleanup forest fire ash, and other public health considerations related for forest fires.

• Natural Disaster Wildfires Page Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Visit this website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to know whether you are at risk and protect yourself.

• Wildfire... Are You Prepared? The homes that survive almost always do so because their owners had prepared for the eventuality of fire, which is an inescapable force of nature in fire-prone wildland areas. This website from the U.S. Fire Administration aims to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination and support.

• Fire Safety for Older Americans This website from the U.S. Fire Administration provides helpful information regarding fire safety for older Americans including risk factors, checklists, and publications.

• Get Out Safely PDF icon Having a sound escape plan will greatly reduce fire deaths and protect you and your family's safety if a fire occurs. View this fact sheet from the U.S. Fire Administration to learn how to quickly evacuate your home.

• Is Your Home Protected? PDF icon If a house is designed with wildfire in mind, the practical methods used in and around a that house can help reduce the chances of future wildfires from reducing communities to ashes. This guide is designed to help you design your property with wildfire prevention in mind.

• Fire Hazard Assessment PDF icon This guide will help users assess the potential of a structure located within a wildland environment to withstand an approaching forest fire without the intervention of fire fighting personnel or equipment.

• Escape from Fire PDF icon This brochure from the U.S. Fire Administration outlines the effects of smoke inhalation, and the importance of not re-entering a fire for any reason.

• Firesafety.gov An informational resource for eliminating residential fire deaths.

• Firewise Communities PDF icon Firefighters need your help. Use these tips to prepare your home and protect your family and pets. This brochure gives information on how to build firewise landscaping and construction, and how to create a defensible space.




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