What You Need to Know
Wildfires are a real and present danger. Skiff Lake is surrounded by forest. The background picture is from a fire over the back ridge West of Skiff Lake NB. We were lucky.
BE READY.. BE SET...GO!
Be Ready.. Be SET to GO!
Create a Wildfire Action Plan that includes evacuation planning for your home, family and pets.
Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit for each person in your household.
Fill-out a Family Communication Plan that includes important evacuation and contact information.
Click on the picture to the left and download your Be Ready Emergency Guide. Have the entire family together when completing so they too understand the importance.
Review ... place and be READY!
Follow Your Plan
Discuss with your household a plan to get out of your home safely and quickly in an emergency. Learn basic fire safety techniques and have a plan in the event that household members are separated during an evacuation. Put together a disaster safety kit and ensure everyone knows where to find it.
If you live in a grasslands region or a heavily forested area, your fire risk is elevated.
In the event of a fire:
Plan your exit. Follow your escape plan and go to a safe meeting place. When you get to the prearranged location, make sure everyone is accounted for. Call 911.
Get out and stay out. If you smell smoke or see flames, get everyone out of the building immediately. Get down on your knees and crawl to an exit. During a fire, smoke rises and the air is cleaner near the floor. Close doors to slow the spread of smoke and flames.
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Is Your Property A Fire Feeder?
Keep your property lean and green to help protect your family and home.
Defensible space, coupled with home hardening, is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Defensible space is the buffer you create between a building on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland area that surround it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it helps protect your home from catching fire—either from embers, direct flame contact or radiant heat. Proper defensible space also provides firefighters a safe area to work in, to defend your home.