Disasters can happen anytime and without warning. Develop an emergency plan for your business and keep an emergency kit that includes basics like water, flashlights, and first aid supplies. Prepare now to protect your business, employees, guests, and residents.
Clearing debris and maintaining landscaping now can help reduce the risk of wildfires harming your property later. Communicate your emergency and evacuation plans to staff, residents, and guests.
- Train staff on emergency and evacuation procedures.
- Maintain a “defensible space” of 10-30 meters around your property to slow the spread of a wildfire.
- Smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinkler systems, and fire extinguishers should be installed and functional.
- Keep copies of critical business documents off-site in fire-resistant storage.
FIRE SAFETY CABINETS
You may want to shut off any gas or fuel lines and turn on lawn sprinklers. Remember rakes, shovels, and buckets can be used as fire tools. If you need to evacuate, take your emergency supply kit and important documents. Leave exterior and interior lights turned on to make your facility more visible in heavy smoke. Unlocked doors will give firefighters easy access to your facility and property.
FIRST AID KITS AND SUPPLIES
HEAT RESISTANT GLOVES
RAKES AND SHOVELS
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
After a wildfire, you may need to repair and recover. Your property may have fire and/or smoke damage. When cleaning up ash and burned debris, wet with a garden hose to minimize airborne dust particles and wear face masks and protective clothing. For safety reasons, properly discard food, water, and cleaning supplies that have been exposed to heat and soot.
PORTABLE FANS, BLOWERS
AIR PURIFIERS & ACCESSORIES
PAINT & PAINTING SUPPLIES
RAKES & SHOVELS
TRASH CANS & BAGS
CLEANING SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES
NOTICE: This information was prepared as general reference material only.