Fire season is no longer a "season". In our area we must be fire safe all year long. The recent fires raging in northern California are harsh reminders that one never knows when wildfire will hit.
Long before fire threatens, plan your evacuation. When evacuation seems likely, put your plan into action.
Make a list of items you want to take with you during an evacuation.
Here’s an example, but prepare your own list.
Have a flashlight and portable battery operated radio on hand at all times
important documents (birth certificates, passports, insurance papers & inventory, personal financial records, phone & address books, tax records, computer back up discs, children’s school records, inoculation & vaccination records, photos, art)
pet, pet food, leash, carrier
child’s favorite toy
• Keep your “Important Stuff” list handy; on the fridge, for example
• Keep sturdy boxes ready for collecting things on your list.
• Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit (see below).
• Have a corded phone in the house. Cordless home phones do not work when the power is out.
• Copy all important documents and store with a friend or family out of the area.
• Keep a regular address book in addition to what may be stored in your computer or cell phone as this equipment may not work if power is out or towers are down.
During fire season, always have at least half a tank of gas in your car. Gas stations may not operate if power goes out. And you may not be able to evacuate by the shortest route out of your area.
BE PREPARED -
MRFSC has been very fortunate in recent years to have been awarded numerous grants to help the community reduce its wildfire threats and create defensible space. Unfortunately, most grants do not cover basic operating expenses, like websites, insurance and office supplies. If you are considering supporting MRFSC with a donation, here are some optons. All donations are greatly appreciated.
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And if you prefer not to use online sources, you can always mail a check to MRFSC, PO Box 2582, Running Springs, CA 92382
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