Be Safe...Not Sorry

Be Safe...

...Not Sorry

Protect Yourself and Your Home

It only took minutes...and everything was gone. The fire roared up the hill, destroying everything in its path--our home, our cars and a lifetime of memories. Since then, we've rebuilt our home...but things will never be the same. The photo albums of the kids, my bronzed baby shoes, grandmother's jewelry--they're all gone. Without all those things, those momentos that really matter, nor new home just doesn't feel like home. The things that makes me the maddest--and the saddest--of all is that we could have saved our home. But we kept putting off protecting it "until tomorrow." We learned the hard way--tomorrow may be too late.

Each year thousands of wildfires burn out of control in California. And each year, hundreds of families lose everything they own and value because of these fires--and because they didn't take the time to protect their homes and property.

Don't you make the same mistake. This fire season, give yourself and firefighters a fighting chance to protect you home from wildfires. By taking the recommended fire safe measures, you can increase the chance of saving your home in a wildfire by 80 percent.

Remember, the fire safe work you do today could save your home--and those precious memories--tomorrow. This fire season, be safe, not sorry! Follow those fire safe tips that are mandated by law and recommended by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Fire safe practices required by law include the following:

By following these additional tips, you can further protect your home:

Find out more about Fire Safe!

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF), a department of the Resources Agency of California, provides leadership and services to protect and encourage sound land management to the forest-, brush-, and grass-covered lands in California.

For more information regarding fire safe practices, contact the CDF regional office, ranger unit headquarters, or the local wildland fire protection agency nearest you:

Coastal Region Southern Region Sierra Cascade Region Central Region
135 Ridgeway Avenue
PO Box 670
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
(707) 576-2275
2524 Mulberry Street
PO Box 1067
Riverside, CA 92501
(714) 782-4140
6105 Airport Road
Redding, CA 96002
(916) 225-2445
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
(209) 222-3714

State of California, The Resources Agency, Department of Forestry


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