SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Emergency personnel in Utah and all over the country spent their Saturday educating people about how to respond in case of a wildfire during National Wildfire Preparedness day.
Officials are concerned about this upcoming year being one of the most dangerous fire seasons in years. The Utah event was held in Millcreek at it’s community center.
There were activities for the kids, tips on how to keep your home safe and a warning about the very real threat of wildfires. Not only are they dangerous, but they are very expensive.
“Wild fires are costly, as we saw with California, they can get going,” Said Skyler Stratford, Millcreek City Emergency Manager. “They’re no longer just in the wildland, they can get into the urban and threaten whole neighborhoods.
Some of the suggested changes you can make today are to create a defensible space around your home by clearing brush as well as preparing a 96-hour-kit and making emergency accommodations for your pets.