October 16, 2018

Pre-Evacuation Checklist

The following list is for those who have time to prepare as a fire is approaching. Your life and the lives of your family members are always most important. If you are told to leave immediately please do so.

What to do:

  • Locate your pets and keep them nearby
  • Prepare farm animals for transport or move them to a safe location early
  • Move propane BBQ appliances away from structures
  • Turn off propane tanks
  • Gather up flammable items from the exterior of the house and bring them inside (patio furniture, door mats, trash cans, children’s toys, etc.)
  • Shut all windows and doors
  • Shut off gas at meter; turn off pilot lights
  • Shut off air conditioning

Make sure to pack:

  • prescription or special medications
  • change of clothing
  • extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash
  • copies of important documents (Birth certificates, passports, etc)
  • pet food & water

What to wear:

  • Long pants*
  • long sleeve shirt*
  • sturdy shoes/boots

*100% cotton is preferable