Fire Safety

Recognize Warnings and Alerts

  • Pay attention to air quality alerts. (
  • Have several ways to receive alerts about fire movements. Examples include:
    • FEMA app
    • National Weather Service
    • Emergency Alert System
    • The Forest Service provides an interactive map that shows fires and relevant data such as acres, percent contained, and structures threatened. 
    • Wildfires near me is a beta web app that focuses on keeping you informed about wildfires in your area.

Have an Emergency Plan

  • Prepare an emergency evacuation bag. Your bag should include:
    • face masks
    • 3 day supply of non-perishable food and 3 gallons of water per person
    • map with evacuation routes
    • extra clothing
    • first aid kit
    • sanitation supplies
    • Important medications
    • flashlight
    • sanitation supplies
    • phone chargers
  • Make sure all members of your household know the following:
    • a designated emergency meeting location outside the fire area
    • several different routes to get to this location
    • establish an out-of-area point of contact to act as a source of communication among family members in case of separation.


Ensure that you plan with COVID 19 in mind. If the need to stay at a friend or relative's place arises, make sure that they do not display symptoms of COVID 19. If this is the case hotels, motels, and campgrounds can make temporary substitutes. Make sure to pack enough masks and sanitation equipment when evacuating.