Stay safe as summer heats up. Prepare yourself for the high temperatures.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickness from the heat occurs when your body cannot compensate and properly cool you off. However, heat-related illness and death are preventable.
Before the next heat wave, or outdoor activity, follow these protective actions from the CDC and stay cool this summer:
Find more information on extreme heat preparedness at www.ready.gov/heat.
Be Prepared for Wildfires
Where there is smoke, there could be fire! Wildfires can occur anywhere, any time of the year, and destroy homes, businesses, and natural resources.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 45 million homes and 72,000 U.S. communties face the risk of wildfires.
Wildfires can occur any time of the year but are especially prevalent during drier weather. Learn more with the How to Prepare for a Wildfire Guide.