Fire season is here… take steps to protect yourself
Though California is frequently the butt of jokes for having no “real” seasons, Californians are all too aware that the state’s worst season (if you don’t count tax season) is fire season. This year fires are already in the news because we did not have much of a rainy season. The Fire Safe Council (www.firesafecouncil.org) has detailed tips for preparing for the worst. The three basic steps are to make your home defensible outside by clearing away plants and potential fuel from your home; make your home defensible inside by installing smoke detectors and buying a fire extinguisher; and to prepare for evacuation so everyone knows what to do in an emergency.