Wildfire Season: Emergency Action Plan Checklist
Every year the world experiences wildfires, and it is always a good idea to have a clear action plan. Be prepared in case unexpected situations arise by following this checklist.
- Have a designated emergency meeting point outside the fire area.
- Recognize several different escape routes from your home.
- Know the shelter locations.
- Have an evacuation plan for pets and large animals .
- Have a Go-Kit: 3 days of supplies that you can easily carry with you.
- Have a fire extinguisher close by and make sure family members know how to use it.
- Have a portable radio or battery-powered radio.
- Have a backup battery or a way to charge your cell phone.
- Maintain a list of emergency contact numbers (Digital and on paper).
- Have N95 or P100 respirators. Follow EPA guidelines.
Prepare your home
- Locate your home's gas, electric, and water main shut-off controls.
- Designate a room you can close off from outside air (Has few windows and doors).
- Set up a portable air cleaner to use in your designated room.
- Have a 1-month supply of medication in a child-proof container.
- Stay-at-Home Kit: 2 weeks of supplies if you need to stay at home.
- Keep personal, financial, and medical records safe.
On your way out, follow the six Ps
- People and pets.
- Papers, phone numbers, and documents.
- Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses.
- Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia.
- Personal computer hard drive and disks.
- "Plastic" (Credit, ATM cards, cash).