5 Things To Do Before A Wildfire:
- Harden your home by replacing flammable siding, roof and deck materials with non-combustible materials.
- Replace vent screens with 1/8″ or smaller metal mesh.
- Clear brush from along your driveway to allow better access for emergency vehicles and make sure your address sign is clearly visible (e.g. reflective numbering).
- Clean roofs, gutters and decks (move flammable furniture, remove dead branches and pine needles).
- Move wood piles at lease 30 feet away from structures.
Quick Tips For Emergency Preparedness
- Make a kit for your family! Follow the CWSC on Facebook for #makeakitMonday and assemble your kit week by week.
- Make a kit and have plan for your pets!
- Create a home inventory. Use the State Farm Home Inventory Checklist!
- Have a plan! Know at least two ways out of your home and neighborhood and PRACTICE.
- Prepare your kids at a level appropriate for their age.
Blog Posts From Partners
- Home Ignition Zone Seminar (HIZ) presented to firefighters across the country at six sites. NFPA board member Tonya Hoover visits Quincy, Massachusetts class.
- FEMA Youth Council shared tips about how to prepare in the event of a disaster
- Enhancing Wildfire Adaptation Through Increased Spatial and Situational Awareness
- July issue of Fire Break: USAA’s discount in Oregon, first military Firewise site, virtual workshop news & more
- Power of Embers workshop covers leading cause of wildfire home loss
- Firewise is making a difference in Greater Gallina Canyon/Deer Mesa at Valdez, New Mexico and Courtyard at Austin, Texas
- An Interview with NFPA’s Cathy Prudhomme
- Incident commander on Cold Springs Fire credits pre-fire mitigation with save of home
- Comment today! Bipartisan Senate bill seeks to provide funding for local wildfire risk reduction
- From Tragedy to Innovation – NASA Working with US Forest Service to Improve Fire Shelters with Space Age Technology
Preparing For After The Fire
The CWSC is pleased to share our After the Fire video with you. Click below to learn more about fire recovery and what you can do before and after wildfire. For use during a workshop or classroom setting, please see our companion discussion guide. Don’t forget to click “full screen” (the [ ] ) in the lower right portion of the video.
Visit our Partners page for local response agencies and other key partners to know
Wildfires in Washington State (InciWeb)
Current Campfire Restrictions or 509.548.2550
Air Quality Information
Washington Smoke Information
Chelan County Special Needs Registry or 509.667.6863
Chelan County Department of Emergency Management or 509.667.6863
Visit Leavenworth or 509.548.5807
City of Leavenworth or 509.548.5275
Lake Wenatchee Info
Washington State Pass Report or Dial 511
Traffic Alerts in Central Washington or Dial 511
There Is An App For That!
- Wildfires by American Red Cross, Apple or Android
- Know Your Plan – Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, Apple
- Know Your Stuff – Insurance Information Institute, Apple or Android
- WeatherBug – Weather Forecasts & Alerts – Earth Networks, Inc., Apple or Android
- Blitzortung Lightning Monitor, Android
- FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Apple or Android
- Open for Business OFB-EZ Mobile Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, Apple or Android
Support North Central Washington
You can help support North Central Washington by donating at either of the links below.
You can help support community wildfire preparedness and recovery through the CWSC here.