This guide is no substitute to the warnings issued by your local fire service, they are the professionals you need to listen to them. You can replace a home but not a life.
Preparation is something that should happen through out the year. Don’t leave your preparation to the last minute it could have dire consequences.
A well prepared home is easier for you or the local fire fighting department to defend.
Here are some things to consider as year round jobs. Doing them frequently makes them shorter in time and easier.
Source: Be fire prepared