Wildfires

Nebraska is full of natural beauty and impressive wildland resources.  With that natural beauty comes the hazard of wildland fires.  Such fires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. In a wildland fire, every second counts!  Learn more about protecting your property and preparing for evacuation in the event of a wildland fire.

 

Supplies to take with you if you need to evacuate:

  • Water—one gallon per person, per day (3 ­day supply)
  • Food—non­perishable, easy­to­prepare items (3­ day supply)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery­powered or hand­crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7­day supply) and medical items
  • Multi­purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Other essential items that could not be replaced if they were destroyed

The Nebraska Forest Service Wildland Fire Protection Program provides a series of services to educate the public, train emergency responders, and coordinate emergency response in a wildland fire.  Updated wildfire reports are maintained at the Nebraska Forest Service Wildfire Reporting page.

Learn more what you can do to prepare for a wildland fire in your area:

Check out the FEMA website for more information.