wildfire preparation

"PEACE OF MIND" 3-10-MINUTE EVACUATION PLAN FOR WILDFIRES PART 2

 

By Christina Whipple

July 13, 2018 (San Diego's East County) - Sorry to disappoint folks; you don't need to be a zombie-killing-doomsday-prepper to be prepared.  (Although some of those paracord bracelets look pretty cool...)  Since there is so much information available, it can be overwhelming to start any type of preparedness plan.   I'll make it easy for you.    First, read the article:  Peace-of-Mind 3-10 Minute Evacuation Plan for Wildfires - Part 1.   Second, implement the suggestions in that article.

FROM THE CHIEF'S CORNER: WHAT TO DO WHEN A WILDLAND FIRE THREATENS

 

 

May 3, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – We are currently under severe fire conditions.  Homeowners are advised to do the following if there are reports of wildland fires:

Listen to local radio or TV stations for updated emergency information. Follow instructions of local officials regarding the safest escape route. (It may be different than you expect; wildland fires can change direction and speed up suddenly.)

• If you have one, turn on your FRS Radio and set it to your neighborhood’s channel and code. Check in, and continue to monitor for new information. Channel ______ Code _______

If you believe the fire is too close to your location, evacuate immediately. (The fire may be moving too fast for officials to issue evacuation notifications.) Choose a route away from the fire and other potential fire hazards.

FROM THE CHIEF’S CORNER: BEFORE A FIRE REACHES YOUR HOME

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

East County Magazine “In - House Fire Chief”

June 21, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Don't assume that someone else has already called. Describe the location of the fire, speak slowly and clearly, and answer any questions asked by the dispatcher.

Here are additional tips to take to protect your home and your family: