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Pre-wildfire evacuation planning

Your family’s safety is paramount during emergencies. Actively practicing your fire escape plan not only prepares you for wildfires but also instills a sense of calm and readiness. This proactive approach is key in protecting the well-being of your loved ones.


How to communicate with young children

It’s important to speak to young children about fire safety and wildfire preparedness in a way that’s clear yet comforting. Discover resources designed to make this crucial conversation more effective:

  • A Parent’s Guide to Fire Safety for Babies and Toddlers: This U.S. Fire Administration guides parents and caregivers in preventing fire incidents among young children.
  • Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies: Sesame Workshop’s campaign offers family-friendly tips and activities for emergency readiness.
  • Kids: A FEMA site that equips older kids with the knowledge to plan for disasters through games and interactive learning.
  • Smokey for Kids: Engage with Smokey Bear on the U.S. Forest Service’s site, which combines fun with learning about preventing forest fires.
  • Kid’s guide to fire safety: Be sure to prepare you kids, so they’ll know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Wildfire preparedness plans for diverse needs

Crafting wildfire preparedness plans for seniors and individuals with disabilities involves understanding their unique needs. Explore these comprehensive resources for inclusive emergency planning:

Download your free family communication plan

Stay connected during wildfires with a simple family communication plan. Download our easy-to-follow guide to keep your family informed and together in emergencies.

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