Keep Your Family Safe - Wildfires Can Strike Where You'd Least Expect Them

Article Posted by Expert Author: Emma Prior  on 04/08/2013

Too often people think that wildfires only happen in remote areas, but the truth is that if residents aren't aware and careful, a wildfire can start anywhere – even in Philadelphia. These simple tips will help you keep your family safe.


  • Never leave a fire unattended – including campfires and grills. If you notice someone else has left a fire unattended, call your local park service, your fire department, or 911.

  • Follow local laws when you burn yard waste. Avoid burning if it's windy, and always keep a shovel and fire retardant handy so you can quickly extinguish a fire if it gets out of control.

  • Choose home security systems Philadelphia with fire protection. If a fire does start and it threatens your home, your security system will alert you immediately. Have a fire evacuation plan in effect and make sure all members of the household are familiar with it.


These tips may seem simple but they can protect you, your family, and your community from the risks associated with wildfires.  For more useful tips on how to use burglary, fire and carbon monoxide alarms to keep your family safe, check out The HSS Geek.

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