When wildfires threaten

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When wildfires threaten

If you receive warning that a wildfire is threatening your area, tune into local radio and television stations for reports and evacuation information. The Local Fire Chief or Police Chief should be responsible for notifying residents of any evacuation. This is typically done by going door to door, broadcasting over vehicle loudspeakers, and/or airing television or radio announcements.
 

Preparing for evacuation:
If advised to evacuate, do so immediately
If you're sure you have time...
Create a disaster plan for your family

Preparing for evacuation:


If advised to evacuate, do so immediately

Upon leaving:


1.      Follow directions of emergency officials.

2.      Make sure to take any necessary prescription medications or medical equipment with you.

3.      Close all doors within the home as this will slow the spread of fire inside the house.

4.      Secure and lock your home.

5.      If they are easily accessible, take valuable items that you can carry like jewelery, cash, cheques, credit and bank cards, important personal documents like birth certificates, passports, deeds, health cards, ID cards, SIN cards, etc.

6.      Account for all occupants (do a head count at your departure area).

7.      Specify a call-in time and a number or a meeting place in case you become separated or are departing in separate vehicles. For minors, consider identification tags in case they become separated from you in the evacuation process.

8.      Follow the designated routes or directions given by relevant authorities or take the routes you have mapped out if there are no directives from the authorities. (This is no time to explore short cuts).

9.      If traffic lights are out, treat uncontrolled intersections as four-way stops unless directed by authorized personnel.

 

If you're sure you have time...


Create a disaster plan for your family

Wildfire and other types of disasters – hurricanes, windstorms, tornados, flooding, hazardous material spills, etc. – can strike without warning. You can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together to create a family disaster plan and doing a trial run each year. Create a check list of things that can be done quickly and safely in advance of a pending disaster.

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