Special requirements for transporting and disposing of wildfire debris include:
- Before entering any area impacted by wildfire, clearance from the appropriate governmental authorities supervising the fire remediation and cleanup process should be obtained, and any applicable procedures and guidelines followed.
- Any cleanup of fire impacted properties should be conducted by professionals who have the appropriate expertise for these activities.
- The area should be cleared of all fire and potential for fire recurrence and should be safe from unstable structures, hazardous materials, falling vegetation, open pipes, burning gas, propane tanks and other hazards.
- Appropriate personal protective equipment including N-95 masks, gloves, long shirts and pants, safety glasses and stout shoes should be worn.
- Appropriate procedures should be followed when leaving such an area, including potentially changing shoes and removing outer layers of clothing.
- Ash should not be disturbed to the greatest extent possible.
Remediation of property destroyed or damaged by wildfire can be dangerous and should be approached with caution.
The area should be deemed safe by state and local authorities prior to remediation and cleanup activities. No wildfire debris should be transported for disposal unless it has been fully extinguished with no hot spots or risk of re-ignition.