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.

Get more tips with the latest issue of e-Risk Management newsletter.

Make it a safe day!

Mike Schofield
President & CEO