Fire preparedness has always been top of mind for the majority of homeowners in the western part of the United States—and in the last few years, it’s become an especially hot topic (no pun intended.) Places like California and Colorado face earlier and more intense seasons than ever. Naturally, families are focused on getting ahead of the issue.
How prepared are you? Property owners often think immediately of big upgrades like fire-safe roofing and window frames, automatic sprinklers, or an emergency system that taps into FEMA alerts. These are very real concerns, but the list doesn’t end there. Many property owners overlook pervasive issues like air pollution, which can affect homes for many miles and can linger for weeks after a fire is extinguished.