Wildfire-Grassfire Season has arrived in Billings

Billings Montana Wildfire

With the record amount of moisture in the Billings area this year, it’s hard to believe we are writing about fires and prevention.

Here are a few tips that may help protect you and your family during this year’s wildfire season.

Prevention

Within 30 feet of your home:

  • Remove all branches on the ground and clear any that overhang your roof
  • Clean up needles, leaves and other debris from roof and gutters regularly
  • Remove down or unhealthy vegetation such as dry grass, brush, trees, and dead leaves
  • Opt for non-flammable decor, such as gravel as opposed to wood chips
  • Place conncected garden hoses at all sides of home for emergency use
  • Clear a 10 foot area around propane tanks and grills
  • Take pictures or videos of your personal belongings and email the photos to yourself

Create an Emergency Plan:

  • Prepare your emergency kit and shar the plan of evacuation with your family

During a Wildfire

Prepare to evacuate:

  • Move your furniture to the center of rooms and take down any drapes or curtains to prevent combustion
  • Close all the windows and doors to prevent drafts and reduce heat
  • Shut off your natural gas at its source
  • Turn on all lights in and around your property so firefighters can more easily see it through the smoke

contact us today for more information!