risk management: tip of the week

Prepare Now for Wildfires

While wildfires can occur anywhere in the country, some areas, such as the western states, have a designated wildfire season when conditions are particularly conducive to the start and spread of fire. Here are some tips to help you be prepared in the event of wildfire.

  • Sign up for the community warning system or monitor emergency alerts on radio or television.
  • Know your community's evacuation plan and identify several ways to leave the area.
  • Gather emergency supplies including N95 respirator masks.
  • Pay attention to air-quality alerts.
  • Keep important documents in a fireproof, safe place with digital copies on an off-site computer or in the cloud.
  • Use fire-resistant materials to build, renovate, or make repairs.
  • Review your insurance policy with your agent at least annually.

Next week, we will review tips for surviving during a wildfire.

For more information about wildfires:
OSHA Wildfire Preparedness Information

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Mike Schofield

Mike Schofield
President & CEO

Member ARAN Insurance Services Group

10851 N. Black Canyon Highway, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85029