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Ready, set, go: Planning, preparation tips ahead of fire season

Southwest Florida residents living near a wooded area are encouraged to plan and prepare ahead of fire season.

It’s up to homeowners to thoroughly protect their family, home and property in case of a wildfire emergency, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers a personal wildfire action plan called “Ready, Set, Go!” which includes the following categories:

  • Wildland urban interface.
  • What is defensible space
  • Making your home fire resistant.
  • Get set- prepare your family.
  • As the fire approaches checklist.
  • Go early checklist.
  • Your own wildfire action plan.
  • Rural residents and ranchers.

View the entire Ready, Set, Go! Wildfire action plan here. 

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Writer:Katherine Viloria
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