With the recent brush fires, how can I protect my home?
Homeowners should prepare to do a thorough property inspection. Look for sources of fire ignition and get rid of them. For example: dried clippings from trees and/or bushes; old fire wood or lumber; dry grass or weeds; old newspaper and magazines; tree branches that extend from or onto your property; rags that have chemicals or gas or oils on them and overloaded electrical outlets should also be eliminated. Careful consideration should be taken when disposing these items.

Consider purchasing fire extinguishers rated at 2A/10BC and position them in areas within and outside of the house.

Also, during this inspection, make sure the batteries have been changed in all smoke detectors located within the home.

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1. Why do I have to dial 9-1-1? Can't I call the fire station direct and save time?
2. With the recent brush fires, how can I protect my home?