ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A WILDFIRE?
Ready, Set, Go!
Ready – Be Ready. Prepare for the threat of wildfire by creating defensible space around your home.
Set – Get Set. Create and prepare your wildfire action plan – a checklist that includes evacuation routes and emergency meeting locations. Stay alert and know how to receive the latest news and information on the fire from local media and Clackamas Fire. Prepare to leave at a moment’s notice.
Go! – Act Early. When the threat of wildfire is imminent – evacuate now! Leave immediately. Wildfires are unpredictable and change direction without warning. By leaving early, you give you and your family the best chance of surviving.
Sign up for Clackamas County Public Alerts to receive critical emergency messaging via email, phone call, and text during times of disasters, to include wildfires. Important messages that could be relayed, include notices to evacuate, shelter-in-place, shelter locations, and other extremely important information. To sign up, click here: https://www.clackamas.us/dm/publicalerts.
MAINTAIN DEFENSIBLE SPACE
Defensible space is essential to improve your home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. It’s the buffer you create between your home or other buildings on your property and the grass, trees, shrubs, or any wildland are that surround it. This space is needed to slow or stop the spread of wildfire and it helps protect your home from catching fire. Defensible space is also important in helping protect firefighters in defending your home.