Fueled by suburban sprawl, poor forest/brush management, and a trend toward hotter, drier weather, wildfires are a growing hazard in most regions of the United States. No matter where you're located, Fastenal is nearby to help you protect your people and property, with more than 2,500 stores, trained product experts, and hundreds of thousands of in-stock products, including hoses, basic fire tools, protective apparel, and much more.

Contact your local store to learn more about Fastenal's available emergency services.

Planning, Preparing & Responding

Whether you are planning, preparing or responding to a wildfire, Fastenal has you covered.

Get Prepared

  • Make sure your facility has proper fire safety signage, alarms, sprinklers, and extinguishers.
  • Create a 30' to 100' zone around your facility that's clear of combustibles, debris, and excess vegetation (particularly dead and fine/small diameter plants).
  • Establish and communicate an evacuation plan to employees.
  • Store critical documents in fire/water-proof containers.
  • Make sure you have a reliable water source, such as a pond, pool, tank, etc. (Water main pressure may drop in the event of a fire.)
  • Position hoses so that they'll reach anywhere around the building.
  • Keep an emergency supply kit handy (water, non-perishable food, first aid kit, portable radio, flashlight, extra batteries, and basic fire tools).

After a Wildfire

  • For several hours after the fire, maintain a "fire watch." Re-check for smoke and sparks throughout the facility. Do not return to the facility until authorities report that it is safe.
  • Wear protective clothing.
  • Clean and disinfect anything that got wet.
  • Document and report damage to your insurance company.

Stay in Business

  • Assemble a Kit
  • Make a Plan
  • Stay Informed

Establish a safe room, escape routes and meeting places. Keep emergency phone numbers on hand and designate someone to communicate with employees, customers and suppliers.

Additional Resources

Sources: US Department of Commerce, FEMA, and the American Red Cross