Wildfires: Fire Disaster Plan

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The time to plan for a fire emergency is now. Take a few minutes to discuss with your family what actions you will need to take. 

Contact Numbers

Post your local police, emergency management and firefighting agency's telephone numbers in a visible place. 

Evacuation Plan

Decide where you will go and how you will get there. Unlike evacuating for a hurricane, with fire you may only have a moment's notice. Two escape routes out of your home and out of your neighborhood are preferable. 

Fire Tools

Have tools available: fire extinguisher, shovel, rake, axe, handsaw or chainsaw and a two gallon bucket. 


Maintain an adequate water source within 1,000 feet of your home through:  

  • Community water/hydrant system 

  • Drafting site on a lake 
  • Cooperative emergency storage with neighbors 

  • Swimming pool  


Have a plan for evacuating your pets

Family Fire Drills

Practice family fire drills. Make sure everyone knows at least two escape routes from your home.