What to keep on hand for when a fire gets close to your house
Photo by Jeffery Cross
The best source for fire updates may be your local news station.
- American Red Cross Solarlink FR360 radio with flashlight; powered by batteries, solar power, or hand crank. $50
Another essential electronic: Cell/smartphone To communicate with scattered family members. Designate an out-of-town emergency contact—long-distance calls may be easier to make than local ones.