risk management: tip of the week

Safety After a Wildfire

The hazards associated with wildfires may persist even after the flames have been extinguished. Here are some tips for staying safe after a wildfire.

  • Monitor information from authorities as to when it is safe to return to an area and whether water is safe to drink.
  • Avoid hot ash, charred trees, and smoldering debris.
  • Wet down debris to minimize breathing dust particles.
  • Do not enter damaged structures until they have been inspected and cleared by a licensed professional.
  • Keep telephone lines open for emergencies by using text messages or social media to contact family and friends.

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Make it a safe day!

Mike Schofield
President & CEO