Wildfires have become more prevalent in California within that last few years. Fires can threaten personal safety, personal property (including homes), and health. There are few things you can do to be prepared, stay informed and protect yourself.
1) You can sign up for the Contra Costa County emergency alert system, called the Community Warning System. For more information about how to register to receive emergency alerts, go here.
2) You can pack an emergency evacuation bag and make a plan about where you will go. The county website includes a residents guide to Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation to see it go here.
3) You can stay informed about the location of currently burning fires. For current information about where fires are burning in California, go here.
4) Before loss occurs you can inventory your possessions of value. Here is a link to help.
An inventory of possessions can be helpful if you need to seek compensation for loss from an insurance policy. Before loss occurs you can inventory your possessions of value. Go here for more information.