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Being prepared


Being prepared

We have talked a lot about being prepared, i.e.; defensible space, ember protection, evacuation planning, etc. Here are other items to take into consideration that aren’t always thought of for advanced preparation:

  • Update your homeowner’s insurance
  • Create a home inventory
  • Test your smoke alarms and change batteries
  • Check expiration dates on you fire extinguishers
  • Shake and pre-position your fire prevention gel
  • Register cell phones for emergency alerts
  • Prepare a list of essentials
  • Make copies – paper or electronic – of important documents
  • Learn your children’s School Disaster Plan
  • Prepare a travel case and plan for your pets.
  • Establish a family meeting place outside of Scripps Ranch
  • Plan for evacuation assistance, if necessary
  • Become familiar with “211 San Diego” services.

None of these are things we want to think about, but things we need to think about ahead of time.

Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council, (858) 201-3711, srfiresafecouncil@gmail.com, www.srfiresafe.org.