In An Incident

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You’ve prepared yourself, your family and your home in the event of a wildfire and you have completed the pre-evacuation checklist. If the wildfire is now threatening your home, remain calm and follow these steps:

  • Know when to leave. Leave early enough to avoid being caught in fire, smoke or road congestion. Don’t wait to be told by authorities to leave. In an intense wildfire they may not have to knock on every door. If you are advised to leave, don’t hesitate!

  • Know where to go. Leave to a pre-determined, low-risk, location. Consider a friend or relative’s home outside of the threatened area, a Red Cross shelter or other evacuation center, hotel, etc....

  • Know how to get there. Have several travel routes in case one route is blocked by fire or other emergency vehicles and equipment. Choose an escape route away from the fire.

  • Know what to take. Take your emergency supply kit containing your family and pet’s necessary items such as cash, water, clothing, food, first aid kits, medications and toys. Don’t forget valuables such as your computer, photos and important documents.