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.
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
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
Do some yard work with a purpose by creating defensible space around
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
Visit the National Fire Protection Association’s free
toolkit and resources page for more information on creating defensible space around your
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
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.
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.