Evacuation steps are now a whole lot easier! Expect emergency officials to use these key words during wildland fire events!
Follow these easy steps:
1. "Get Ready"
2. "Be Set"
3. "Evacuate - Go"
1. Get Ready – Be fire-adapted and ready
We are always in a state of "Ready". Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place. Plan escape routes and make sure all those residing in the home know the plan of action.
2. Be Set – Be Aware
Pack your emergency items. Know how to receive and stay aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media, your local fire department and public safety.
3. Evacuate - Go! - Act early
Follow your personal wildland fire action plan. Also be sure to adhere to your local jurisdiction’s evacuation processes. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire.