San Diego Fires - What to Bring If You Evacuate

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If You Need to Evacuate ... What to Bring.

 



If you need to evacuate from a Fire Zone in San Diego County ... the following are the key items to pack and bring according to the Burn Institute. You can link to them using this link: Burn Institute

 

Here is the list:

 


Burn Institute News
October 22, 2007
Contact:
Diane Sparacino858.541.2277


WILDFIRE EVACUATION INFORMATION

WHAT The San Diego County Fire Chiefs' Association and the Burn Institute recommend the following Wildfire Evacuation Tips for residents of San Diego County:

 

EVACUATION PLANNING TIPS

(#1) MAKE A LIST OF IMPORTANT ITEMS Always keep sturdy boxes handy and make a list of important items you need to take with you during an evacuation:

• Prescriptions, medications

• Eyeglasses

• Important financial docs, tax records, photos, etc.

• Homeowner's/Renter's insurance policies

• Jewelry

• Pet, pet food, leash (and carrier, if possible)• Child's favorite toy

(#2) PREPARE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT If you have time, assemble an Emergency Supply Kit that includes items you'll need in the case of an evacuation:

• Three-day water supply (1-gallon per person per day)

• Three-day food supply

• Change of clothing and shoes

• Blanket and sleeping bag

• First aid kit

• Battery-powered flashlight, radio, batteries

 

(#3) ESCAPE TIPS

• Close all windows and doors in the house.

• Leave exterior lights on to help firefighters find your house through the smoke.

• Do not leave garden sprinklers on - it wastes critical water pressure.

• Park your vehicle facing out so you have the best visibility when you have to leave and drive with your headlights on.

• Designate one emergency meeting place outside the home and one outside the neighborhood where family members can all meet.

• If fire overtakes you, you are much safer inside the car than out.

**The keys to surviving a Wildfire are:

Defensible Space, Defensible Homes and EvaCheck Spellingcuation Planning.

SPECIAL NOTE: James Floros, Burn Institute Executive Director is available for interviews to discuss wildfire evacuation protocol and related wildfire information. To schedule a phone or on-camera interview, contact Diane Sparacino at the number above.

© Burn Institute.

 

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Comments (2)

Anonymous
Christine Lundin
Thank you for this really good and managable list in case of an evacuation caused by fire. I have sent it to my family memebers in the neighbourhood. Best regards/ChL
Oct 22, 2007 01:24 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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