Wildfire season is coming and here’s what you should know. Last year, Arizona had the worst fire season in nearly a decade. Almost a million acres were burned during over 2,500 wildfires. As fire season once again approaches, there are several things you can do to help prevent wildfires. Some of these things include not throwing cigarettes out of the window while driving, not parking cars with hot engines in tall grass, even along the sides of roads and highways, and alert authorities if you see an unattended fire outside of a prescribed burn. There are also some things you can do to prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of a wildfire in your area. You should have an evacuation plan in place that everyone in your household is aware of, that will decide where to go and what to do in the event you have to evacuate. You can create mitigation zones around your home to reduce combustibles and help guide a fire away from and around your home, should a wildfire come onto your property. It’s also helpful to get some things together so that they are ready if you have to evacuate. Things to pack ahead of time include clothes, food, water, important documents, keepsakes, medication, and supplies for your animals if you have any. Another important thing to do is to pay attention to fires in your area and listen to local authorities, following their “ready, set, go” plan. In the event you do have to evacuate, follow your evacuation plan, grab your prepared items and your animals, and meet in your designated location from your evacuation plan. Stay in a safe place until it is safe to return home.