Emergency Evacuation Preparedness

Plan in advance

Review the DNR Burn Risk Map to view the fire danger in your area. If you live in an area at high risk or near a wildland area, make sure you are prepared to evacuate quickly and smoothly. Visit the Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program for information about wildfire safety and what you can do before a fire strikes to be prepared. Defend Your Home from Wildfire: flyer in English & Spanish

Evacuation information

Wildfires can lead your local officials to issue evacuation orders. If you're looking for current evacuation information, contact your local Emergency Management or Sheriff's Office to learn what you need to do for you and your community. Be sure to follow the directions of safety personnel to ensure your safety and the safety of first responders. Here are the “P’s of Preparedness” to help focus your evacuations efforts if asked to prepare for evacuation:  
  • People
  • Pets
  • Papers (important documents)
  • Phone numbers or phones
  • Prescriptions (medications and glasses)
  • Pictures (and other mementos)
  • PCs (for the info stored on them)
  • Plastic (credit cards, cash)