• According to the National Fire Protection Association, fire departments responded to 35 wildfires in 2008, which each resulted in $10 million or more in losses.The following resources from U.S. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations can help you deal with fires.

    Steps to take after a wildfire

    A coloring book for children describing what happens after a wildfire

    Information for those with asthma to reduce and minimize exposure to wildfire smoke
    (Centers for Disease Control)

    Information on how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke exposure
    (Centers for Disease Control)

    Resources and technical assistance to help prevent wildfires and revegetate burned sites
    (Natural Resources Conservation Service Plant Materials Program)

    Information about handling insurance as well as the issues arising from replacement cost coverage compared to actual cash value policies
    (State of Texas)

    Fact sheets on what to do before, during and after a wildfire
    (American Red Cross)