Chiwaukum Creek Fire 2014
Lake Wenatchee, WA
Ready, Set, Go!
In the Pacific Northwest fires are a natural part of the changing landscape. Many Plain/Lake Wenatchee area homes are built adjacent to areas where trees and vegetation, combined with seasonal hot and dry winds, provide fuel for wildfires that can be extremely dangerous and difficult to control. Few have adequately prepared their families and homes for a timely evacuation in the event of a wildfire.
Living in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
The WUI is the area where structures and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped woodland or vegetative fuels.
Learn the tips and tools you need to get Ready for wildland fire threat, Set your situational awareness, and be prepared to Go! when a wildland fire threatens your home.
Ready - Be Ready
Prepare your property long before the wildfire occurs. Create a defensible space between your home and the trees and brush. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home using fire-safe construction. Know what emergency supplies and belongings you will need to take in the event of an evacuation and keep in a safe and easily accessible place. Know your escape routes. Create a photo/video record of your home and belongings. Designate an out of area contact person as a central point of contact.
Set - Be Alert
Put together an emergency supply kit known as a Go! Kit. Include food, water, medications, important papers, phone numbers, First-Aid kit, pet needs, chargers for electronic devices and anything else that you would need while away from home or items you would not want to lose in a fire. Maintain awareness by using Alertsense, Facebook, and other websites.
Go! - Act Early
Leave if you feel threatened. Take
your Go! Kit. Know your evacuation route. Do not wait for officials to tell you to leave. Cooperate with local authorities during evacuation and re-entry processes.
BE ALERT. Be alert and stay aware of the danger that exists in your area; evacuations are voluntary.
BE READY. Significant danger to your area; leave voluntarily or be ready at a moment's notice.
LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. Danger to your area is current or imminent; leave immediately.
THE SIX P's
REMEMBER THE SIX "P'S"
KEEP THESE SIX "P'S" READY IN CASE
IMMEDIATE EVACUATION IS REQUIRED:
People and Pets
Papers, phone numbers, & important documents
Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses
Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia
Personal computers, drives/disks, and chargers
"Plastic" (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash
Sign up for Chelan County Emergency Alert System
Chelan County Emergency Management
U.S. Forest Service
Northwest Interagency Coordination
Center Fire Information
KOHO 101.1 FM | KPQ 560AM | The Quake 102.1 FM
Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue
Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire
Ready, Set, Go! for pets
Lake Wenatchee Fire Adapted Communities
Air Quality Information
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- Go! Kit
- Emergency Supply Kit