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Wildfires Emergency Preparedness Checklist

The Baldwin Group
Updated: April 24, 2024
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You never know when disaster will strike, and this is especially true for wildfires. They provide little warning that they’re coming and can be extremely destructive.

It’s crucial to always be prepared for the unexpected with an emergency preparedness kit that includes supplemental items for those in wildfire-prone areas.

  • Gallon of water per person/per day for 3-7 days
  • 3-7-day food supply of non-perishable items that are easy to prepare, such as canned or snacks (pack a can opener for canned foods)
  • Disposable plates, cups, and utensils
  • First aid kit
  • 7-day supply of medications and items needed to administer medication, medication list, pertinent medical information
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Whistles
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (preferably an NOAA weather radio)
  • Cell phone chargers and backup batteries
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Maps of the area
  • Full coverage goggles
  • Long-sleeve shirt and pants (cotton or wool and bright colors when possible)
  • Respirator/face mask (N95 recommended)
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Sanitation supplies (toilet paper, feminine Hygiene, baby wipes, etc.)
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • An ax, a shovel, and a broom
  • Rope for towing or rescue
  • Sturdy shoes that can protect you from dangerous debris
  • Heavy-duty gloves for cleaning up debris
  • Dry chemical fire extinguisher

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