The City of San Luis Obispo Fire Department encourages community members to prepare now for wildfire and announced today that it is offering a virtual workshop to provide planning tools to community members.
Wildfires are now a year-round reality in San Luis Obispo, but fire danger is more extreme during the summer months when vegetation becomes dry and the weather patterns change. The County has already seen both large and destructive wildfires this summer, making time of the essence in getting prepared.
“Firefighters train hard and make countless preparations to be ready for wildfire, and residents need to do the same.” said San Luis Obispo Fire Department Chief Keith Aggson. “Successfully preparing for a wildfire requires you to take personal responsibility for protecting yourself, your family and your property.”
Community members can attend the webinar on July 15th at 6:00 PM to learn from the experts about the two most important steps in preparing for a wildfire: making your home resistant to wildfires and developing a ‘Ready-Set-Go’ action plan.
- Tip #1: Create a Fire-resistant home through a defensible space and hardened home. This involves reducing ignitable materials around your property and installing protective features on your home such as metal wire mesh coverings on exterior attic vents.
- Tip #2: Develop a Ready-Set-Go action plan to ensure you are prepared to leave early and safely in case evacuation is necessary.
The webinar will provide in-depth details and instructions on how to get prepared. Community members can register by going to www.slocity.org/wildfire or:
- Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2432288353692213008
- Webinar ID: 870-926-635
- Telephone Attendee: (562) 247-8321; Audio Access Code: 217-881-017
The San Luis Obispo City Fire Department encourages all community members to visit www.slocity.org/prepare for additional resources on emergency and disaster preparedness. Together, we can Prepare SLO.
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