Wildfire Community Awareness Day
May 2, 2020 was set aside as Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Due to the social distancing restrictions set forth by Governor Murphy to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections, any community events will not take place at this time However, this is still a good time for your family to plan and execute a homeowners property protection plan for the outside of your home.
Living amidst forests which are a source of natural beauty, we must also be aware of its danger, specifically the danger of wildfires that can spread quickly and without warning. According to Smokey the Bear, ignited embers from a wildfire can travel a mile or further.
Just as in any type of community disaster or emergency, preparedness is the key to preventing loss of life and property.
The National Fire Protection Association has a short, informational video on simple ways to create a fire free zone starting at 0 to 5 feet from your home and expanding out 100 feet where applicable. Many of these procedures can be accomplished by homeowners or landscapers and other professionals. These best practices will help To access this video, go to their website here: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA
For additional information and Wildfire Safety Tips, visit: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Wildfire/Wildfire-safety-tips