What are the reasons people consider building fire bunkers?
- Some people who build bunkers are worried that they won’t be able to get out if a wildfire strikes.
- Others are concerned about the awful possibility of being stuck on one of our dead-end roads in the middle of a fire.
If you are determined to add a fire shelter or bunker to your fire survival plan, we offer thoughts about preparing a well-designed fire bunker at your home well in advance of any need. Keep in mind that creating a fire bunker - a place to shelter in place as safely as possible - can be quite costly.
Sheltering in place in an emergency is covered in detail in the "Save Your Life" page. Be sure to take a look at that page.
Wildfire is ERRATIC, UNPREDICTABLE, and usually UNDERESTIMATED. Life safety is always the most important consideration! Homes and things can be replaced. Your life cannot.
Remember: Evacuating early is just about always the best option for saving your life.