WILDFIRE EVACUATION PREPAREDNESS

Evacuation Checklist

Download and print our Wildfire Evacuation Checklist and Family Communications Plan.  If evacuation is anticipated and time allows, follow this checklist to give your family and home the best chance of survival. Be sure to complete the Family Communication Plan on the opposite side for each family member and keep in your “Go Kit(s).”

Emergency Notifications & Information

ALERT MARIN

Emergency Alerts
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
  • When ACTION is needed at a SPECIFIC ADDRESS
  • Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implications
  • During-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportation
  • Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

NIXLE

Information Notices
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
  • When INFORMATION is needed in a ZIP CODE
  • Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas
  • Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
  • Police activity and general public safety information

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
  • Less critical and low level UPDATES intended for larger populations
  • Traffic updates, road closures,incident updates, and contact information
  • Safety announcement, power outages, minor issues, frequent updates
  • Disaster recovery resources

WIldfire Evacuation Guide

FIRESafe MARIN offers a comprehensive WIldfire Evacuation Guide, helping Marin residents understand the complexities of evacuating in an urban environment, and providing detailed instructions on how to prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbors to survive a wildfire.

Evacuation Guide Topics

  • Evacuation Notices and Fire Information
    • Alert Marin
    • Nixle
    • Social Media
    • Radio, TV, Print Media
    • WEA
    • Weather Radios
  • Evacuation Terminology
  • Evacuation Checklists
  • When Evacuation is a Possibility
  • When to Evacuate
  • The Evacuation Process
  • What if My Road is Blocked?
  • But My Neighborhood Only Has One Way Out!
  • Fire Roads
  • If You Are Trapped
  • Returning Home

Large Animal Evacuation

Preparing horses and other large animals for a wildfire evacuation requires an extra level of planning, preparedness and practice. Building an evacuation kit  for each animal, and having a plan for them that’s been practiced, increases the potential your animals will be able to leave when you do. If the wildfire’s proximity does not permit the time needed to load animals in trailers, it’s best to turn them loose and not leave them confined in a barn or pasture.

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