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May 2, 2022
Salem – National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 7, and the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR) has tips to help you be prepared.
Financial readiness is often forgotten when preparing for a disaster, particularly a wildfire. Here are some tips to be ready:
Preparing the outside of your home and creating defensible space is important before wildfire season hits. Ways to potentially save your home from a total loss include cleaning out gutters, raking and removing pine needles and dry leaves to a minimum of three to five feet from your home's foundation, sweeping porches and decks, pruning low-hanging tree branches to a height of four feet from the ground, and adding screens to your home's vents to keep embers from entering.
wildfire insurance and
disaster preparedness pages have more resources to help people prepare for and recover from disasters. We have resources available in multiple languages. Visit
dfr.oregon.gov/help for more information.
DFR consumer advocates can answer insurance questions and manage complaints and DFR's outreach team can provide presentations to communities on how to be disaster ready. Contact DFR at
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
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