14-year-old Sophia Righthouse was praised this week for identifying a structure fire and jumping to action to warn residents. This particular 14-year-old was a Girl Scout and a Young Marines youth service member who had also completed a FEMA certification training…which is to say that she was probably more prepared to jump to action than many of you reading this post.
Below in the video, Mike Fusco shares 3 tips for being prepared before a wildfire event.
Whether you’re a landlord or a homeowner, make sure you’re financially prepared in case of fire and please reach out to us with any questions about insurance coverage in the case of wildfire.
Here are additional resources to help you prepare your home in the event of a wildfire, how to evacuate, and what to do after the fire, including the document from FEMA which Mike references:
Fire Safe Council of San Diego County
You can also read this KPBS article about preparing for the next wildfire.