Additional Wildfire Resources

7 Ways to Prepare for a Wildfire

Wildfire Resources

  • American Red Cross: Wildfire Safety Before, During and After - The American Red Cross webpage on wildfire safety before, during and after a fire provides information on what to do to prepare for a wildfire, how to stay safe and evacuate during a fire, and the process for returning home and recovering afterwards. A summary of the information provided can be found on this Wildfire Safety Checklist.
  • Keep Oregon Green - Keep Oregon Green has a webpage on preventing wildfires that includes information on how to help prevent wildfires out and about, at home, and on the job. Examples of how to help at home include how to safely burn backyard debris and a guide to defensible space.
  • Lane Fire Authority - Located in the City of Veneta, “Lane Fire Authority provides fire, life safety and emergency medical services (EMS) to 45,000 residents over 282 square miles in the scenic Willamette Valley.” During fire season (mid-June through mid-October) the fire danger level is posted on their website daily along with the list of Public Regulated Use Restrictions (PDF).
  • Living with Fire: Learning Center - Living with Fire is a collaborative effort between academic, public and private sector organizations located in Nevada. Their website provides extensive information on what homeowners can do, how to be ember aware, fire adapted communities, wildfire awareness month, and more.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) -NFPA is the “leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards.” Under their public education webpage you can find information about wildfire in the form of free downloads, infographics, and e-courses on topics such as preparing homes for wildfire and understanding the wildfire threat to homes.
  • NFPA: FireWise Communities - FireWise USA is a national program that organizes and teaches residents how to reduce wildfire risks in their communities. The program encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses and provides Firewise community recognition to those who successfully complete the program. You can learn how to become a Firewise USA site on their website.
  • Ready Campaign: Wildfires - The Ready Campaign is a National public service campaign designed to empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. The Ready webpage on wildfires provides information for how to prepare now, survive during, and be safe after a fire.

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