Facts about Wildfires

During the recent Tokewanna wildfire, citizens had a lot of questions about health hazards and food and water safety.  Anytime there is a wildfire in the area, those who have chronic diseases are at increased risk of making themselves sick.  People with conditions such as asthma, heart problems, COPD, and those who are elderly or very young should be especially cautious.  Even if you are quite healthy and active, you should pay attention to air quality if you are going to be exercising outdoors.


Then there is the concerns raised when the power is out.....  When the power supply is interrupted for more than a couple of hours, you should have both water and food sources checked before consuming anything.  Power not only runs your lights, but your water well pump, and the freezer and refrigerator as well.  Even if the power company replaces your power pedestal, you should check all lines and if there is any damage have them checked by a certified electrician.  Don't wait, you need to be sure there are no hidden surprises.

We have created a fact sheet that can help you through this process.  FAQ Sheet   However, if you still have unanswered questions, give our office a call and we will guide you in the right direction.