We have written a bank of messages for SoundCare® on-hold messaging specifically for use before, during, and after a wildfire. Below are some examples.
Before a wildfire or wildfire season:
If a wildfire is threatening your area, the American Red Cross offers these tips. Listen to battery-operated radios for situation updates and follow the instruction of local officials. Park your car in an easily accessible area, shut the doors and roll up windows, and leave the key in the ignition. At home, close garage windows and doors, but leave them unlocked. Confine pets to one room and have an evacuation plan ready. If advised to evacuate, leave immediately! For more information, visit www dot red cross dot org.
During a wildfire or wildfire season:
Smoke caused by a wildfire is a mixture of gases and particles from burning trees and other materials. Contact with smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen certain chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease. When smoke levels are high, coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, or eye irritation may occur. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek prompt medical attention.
After a wildfire:
After a wildfire, don’t enter your house until officials have said it’s safe. Use caution when entering burned areas of your home as hazards may exist. Avoid damaged or fallen power lines. Wet debris down to reduce exposure to dust particles, and wear leather gloves and heavy-soled shoes to protect hands and feet. Discard any food that has been exposed to heat or smoke. And, listen to emergency updates to confirm the water supply is safe before using any tap water.