What Should I Do?
- Fuel up your car
- Point your car away from your home for quicker egress
- Unlock your gate, (open your automatic gate)
- Open your garage door or disengage the automatic system
- Cycle your generator
- Make sure hoses and water are accessible and in working order
- Remove seat cushions and other flammable material from your porch
- Remove material that’s stored up against your home (like trash bins)
- Clear off your deck above and below
- Move your barbecue propane tank away from your house
- Remove debris from your roof and gutters
- Close doors and windows
- Place your “go bag” in the car or near your front door, this may be all that you take so have what you need: Papers, Medicines, Passport
- Charge your phone (be aware of a planned PSPS)
- Have a good flashlight and batteries ready
- Have a crank-up or battery operated portable radio (know the stations 1440AM/99.3FM)
What should I Avoid?
- Do not use power equipment outdoors near or on dry grass (seasonal grass)
- Be mindful of your outdoor activities (The Mendocino Complex fires started with a person hammering a metal rod outdoors)
- Do not use metal bladed weed-whacking equipment in dry grass
- Do not park your car over dry grass
- Do not open burn
- Be mindful of pulling trailers or using defective equipment that could spark a fire
Visit ReadyNapaCounty.org to learn about preparations for wildfires, heatwaves, power outages, and more.
Sign up for ALERT Napa County.
Information about Watch Duty, a useful app to keep track of fires in your area.
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