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Fireproof your home

Monday, June 8, 2020 by Tai Moses

With summer just getting started, this is the time to prepare your home for the approaching wildfire season. The Austin Fire Department had to cancel its Wildfire Community Preparedness Symposium due to Covid-19, but it’s more important than ever that you take matters into your own hands and make your home fire-wise. (Besides, who among us doesn’t need a good weekend stay-at-home project?) Do you have an emergency plan for your family in case of fire? The city’s Ready Set Go! wildland fire action guide (en español) will help you make your home fire-resistant and includes a set of critical checklists. The National Fire Protection Association also has a page of resources for homeowners. The theme here is planning ahead. Wildfires are a fact of life in Central Texas, but if you use the tips and tools available to you, you can create a more firesafe environment for your family, your home and the firefighters who will be risking their lives to defend your property.

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