Wild Fire Help - From Red Cross
A wildfire can spread quickly across forests and fields, giving you little time to evacuate to safety. Drought, dry conditions, and the careless use of fire all contribute to increased risk of wildfire. Get the facts about wildfires and learn what to do to keep you loved ones safe!
1. Listen to local area radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest wildfire information.
2. Be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice.
3. Check your emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications or medical supplies. Keep it in the car.
4. Arrange for temporary housing at a friend or relative's house outside the threatened area. Identify nearby shelter sites and know you routes to get there.
STAYING SAFE OUTDOORS
If you are trapped, crouch in a pond, river or pool.
Do not put we clothing or bandanas over your mouth or nose. Moist air causes more damage to airways than dry air at the same temperature.
If there is no body of water:
*Look for shelter in a cleared area or among a bed of rocks.
*Lie flat, face down and cover your body with soil.
*Breathe the air close to the ground to avoid scorching your lungs or inhaling smoke.
SERVPRO of SW Bakersfield is here to help in any disaster situation. Call us at 661-326-8422.