Southern California has been in the midst of a "Ring of Fire" as we went to press with this edition of "Notations". In light of the horrific scenes in Los Angeles and Ventura over the last number of days, our team wanted to report on the latest guidance From FEMA on Wildfires that we are privileged to report on as we salute all the First Responders and as we keep all in Harms' Way in our Thoughts and Prayers:
Entertaining and celebrating with family and friends is what the holiday season is all about.
This year, take some time to learn about potential fire hazards related to cooking, candles, decorations, electrical cords, and heating devices.
Keep your holiday parties safe with these U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) tips:
Find more holiday and fire safety information on the USFA Holiday Safetypage.
With several active wildfires affecting the Western United States, it is important to know how to stay safe with information and resources from Prepareathon™.
Wildfires can happen anywhere in the country and at any time of year. If you see a wildfire approaching, call 911 to report the fire. Do not assume that someone else reported it and follow these tips from Prepareathon’s How to Prepare for a Wildfire Guide:
If ordered to evacuate:
If trapped in your home:
For more information on wildfire safety, review Prepareathon’s How to Prepare for a Wildfire guide, or watch the When the Fire Starts video. You can also read about California’s use of FEMA’s Wireless Emergency Alerts during the recent wildfires.