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Four ways to get ready during National Wildfire Preparedness Day this Saturday

April 28, 2021

Salem — National Wildfire Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 1, and the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation has four ways to help you get ready for the 2021 wildfire season.

  1. Join Oregon Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum for a virtual wildfire town hall on Thursday, April 29, at noon.

    Watch the live video: http://dcbspage.org/APRIL.DFR.TOWNHALL

  2. Complete the division’s three tasks to save time, money, and stress when disaster strikes:

    Task 1: Build a home inventory
    Task 2: Build a financial backpack
    Task 3: Review your insurance coverage

    Visit dfr.oregon.gov/preparenow for tips and resources to complete each task.

  3. Do some yard work with a purpose by creating defensible space around your home.

    Remove dry leaves, dead brush, debris, and pine needles from the yard and gutters. Next, trim trees away from homes, barns, and sheds, and place screens over open vents on homes. These tasks reduce the fuels that enable wildfires to spread and give firefighters time to slow the blaze.

    Visit the National Fire Protection Association’s free toolkit and resources page for more information on creating defensible space around your home.

  4. Join a community or neighborhood cleanup project on Saturday, May 1. Several community groups will be hosting cleanup projects in Oregon and across the country during National Wildfire Preparedness Day this Saturday.

    Look for local events on social media and in newsletters and newspapers for opportunities to work with your neighbors to reduce wildfire risk in your community.

The division’s wildfire insurance and disaster preparedness pages have resources to help people prepare for and recover from disasters. The division is also prepared to help people in any language they choose. Visit dfr.oregon.gov/help for more information.

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About DCBS: The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit  www.dcbs.oregon.gov.  

About Oregon DFR: The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and http://dfr.oregon.gov/Pages/index.aspx.


Media questions

Brad Hilliard
503-798-6376
brad.hilliard@oregon.gov

Mark Peterson
503-947-7868
mark.peterson@oregon.gov​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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