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Our fire district is no stranger to wildfire and we want our residents to be prepared BEFORE the evacuation notice comes.

Have you adequately prepared your home and your family for a timely evacuation in the event of a wildfire? Do you know what to do around your home to help increase its chance of survival when the embers come through?

Chiwaukum Fire 2014
Tumwater Canyon
Photo: Mike Stanford

Chelan County Evacuation Alerts



Be alert and stay aware of the danger that exists in your area; evacuations are voluntary. 



Significant danger to your area; leave voluntarily or be ready at a moment's notice. 



Danger to your area is current or imminent; leave immediately. 

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Make a Go-bag and Disaster Supplies Kit

The go-bag should be prepared now, before an emergency, be easily accessible and filled with at least a three day supply of items needed to help you quickly and safely evacuate your home. You may only have enough time to retrieve this bag. Essentials include:

  • Clothing and personal toiletries.

  • Inventory of home contents and photographs/videotape of the house and landscape.

  • Contact your insurance agent for an inventory checklist.

  • Flashlight, portable radio tuned to an emergency radio station and extra batteries.

  • Change batteries annually.

  • Extra set of car and house keys.

  • Extra pair of eyeglasses.

  • Contact information for family, friends and physicians.


The following information is from the Living with Fire website, click on the logo to go there:

If you anticipate an extended evacuation at an emergency shelter or your family is returning to a home without functioning electricity and water, these additional items for a disaster supplies kit will prove helpful:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day stored in unbreakable containers and labeled with the storage date. Replace every six months.

  • Supply of non-perishable packaged or canned foods with a hand-operated can opener.

  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel.

  • First aid kit, including a first aid book.

  • At least one blanket or sleeping bag per person.

  • ABC-type fire extinguisher.

  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.

  • Large plastic trash bags, tarps and rain ponchos.

  • A large trash can.

  • Bar soap, liquid detergent and household bleach.

  • Rubber gloves and duct tape.

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