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Do You Have a Wild Fire Plan?

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Jul 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-31 10:42:00-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Forestry Center wants to make sure you're prepared for wildfire season.

Florida experiences a year round wildfire season with peaks during the spring and summer months. Florida Wildlife Officials are offering tips on how to protect your home, as well as how to create a Wildfire Action Plan.

  • Provide 30'-60' buffer zone of defensible space around the home.
  • Remove weeds, brush, or other flammable vegetation close to the home.
  • Use fire resistant landscaping and building materials.
  • Clean rooftops and empty gutters.
  • Establish evacuation routs and safe meeting locations.
  • Decide on best communication practices for you and your family.
  • Locate fire extinguishers in the home and be prepared to use them.
  • Assemble 2 emergency supply kits, one for inside your home and one for outside of your home.

Officials also suggest practicing your action plan on a monthly basis to reduce stress and avoid confusion. For more information, you can visit www.freshfromflorida.com.