Have an Evacuation Plan

During emergencies, for example a wildfire, you may be asked to evacuate.  In these situations, you can save valuable time by having a plan that you have already developed and practiced as a family or a neighborhood.  Some things to consider:

· Learn your neighborhoods—where you live, work, go to school, spend your time

· Identify a reunification location

· Have evacuation plans:

· Know at least two ways out of your neighborhood

· Practice these evacuation routes in various conditions (rain, snow, at night) with your family, friends, and neighbors

· Have a back-up plan

· Keep at least a half tank of gas in your car at all times

· Plan for traffic

· Practice your evacuation plan:

· Put your emergency kit in your car

· Pack in your pets and kits

· Plan to meet at your reunification location

· Practice using different methods of communication

The better prepared you are and the more you practice, the easier it will be in the event you need to evacuate.