NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Has an employer ever asked you to do something that violated your code of ethics as a safety professional?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    New program promotes wildland fire safety

    April 6, 2011

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Fairfax, VA – A program intended to educate the public on the dangers of wildland fires launched nationally on March 30.

    Created by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the U.S. Fire Administration and other partners, the Ready, Set, Go! program offers tools and resources to help local responders educate the public on the best ways to protect themselves and their property against wildland fire threats. The program promotes a three-step process:

    Ready – prepare your home. Clear brush away from the home, use fire-resistant landscaping and harden the home with fire-safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies in a safe spot and create an escape route.
    Set – act immediately. Pack your vehicle with emergency items. Stay informed about the latest news and information on the fire from local media and fire departments.
    Go – leave early. Follow your personal action plan. This will ensure your safety and allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire.

    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.