If you’ve cleared the land around your property, removed dead trees, overgrown bushes and created defensible space – which helps remove hazardous fuel for a fire – proactively reach out to your local Fire Department if you have specific questions, or would like a safety-check at your home.
Here are some tips of what you can do to ahead of any emergencies
- Know where to go should you need to evacuate. Have a printed map with your emergency kit just in case your cell phone map doesn’t load due to Wi-Fi / Wireless connectivity issues.
- Have emergency kits ready and right by the door including a first-aid kit, facemasks, whistle and battery operated radio to tune into KVGC Radio (Amador Local!)
- Plan meet-up locations and a communications plan with friends or family. Consider a phone tree and create a Top-10 master contact list with phone numbers to keep in your emergency kit.
PRE-EVACUATION STEPS (if you’ve been notified you’re in the evacuation zone):
🚪 CLOSE ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS leaving them unlocked
⛑ SHUT OFF GAS AT THE METER, air conditioning and all pilot lights
🏠 REMOVE FLAMMABLE WINDOW SHADES and curtains (remember your garage & outbuildings!)
💡 LEAVE YOUR EXTERIOR LIGHTS ON so First Responders can see your house
More information: ReadyForWildfire.org
Information courtesy of:
Kathleen Harmon, Executive Director of Amador Community Foundation AmadorCommunityFoundation.org
Senator Andreas Borgeas, 8th Senate District borgeas.cssrc.us/8th-senate-district