Set Yourself Up for Success
One of the easiest ways to improve outcomes during a catastrophic wildfire is to prepare for an event in case it does happen. History tells us that wildfires will happen at any time and in any location within Boulder County, so consider the following preparedness measures before it’s too late:
When Red Flag Conditions Exist, Get Ready
What should you do on Red Flag days?
If you plan to leave your home, make sure to close all windows. This will help prevent smoke damage and ember incursion that can result in the spread of wildfire into your home.
If you’re leaving for the day, consider taking your pets and non-driving family members along. If that’s not practical, make sure there’s a plan in place in case something happens.
If You Sense Danger, Get Moving
- Don’t wait for an evacuation order to leave. If you feel unsafe or concerned, get out.
- Take a little extra time to pack and prepare if that feels smart.
- Consider spending a few spare moments helping a less independent neighbor.
- When you leave early, you’re helping eliminate gridlock in case an evacuation notice is given.
- If it turns out to be a false alarm, you can return later to a home that’s safe and secure.