As the North Bay fires continues to burn and fires rage in Southern California, now is a good time to consider your emergency and evacuation preparedness.
Preparation is important, safety experts say, when it comes to taking the edge off anxieties and also lessening the blow if tragedy happens.
The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services recommends that everyone become familiar with their risks and tailor a family disaster plan with them in mind. Remember those with special needs, such as seniors or infants, and also any pets. Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation or basic first aid from a local hospital or a chapter of the American Red Cross.
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How to prepare for trouble
As recent wildfires have painfully demonstrated, emergencies can happen in an instant and get out of control just as quickly. Here are some things you can do now to prepare for emergencies you may encounter later.