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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Shevlin Park Fire Evacuation info
There is a LEVEL 1 pre-evacuation
notice to the Three Pines and Shevlin subdivisions on both sides of Shevlin
Park, west of McClain.
Wildfire Evacuation Levels Explained
Level 1: Be Ready
is an incident in the area. Residents are advised of the level 1 evacuation and
are asked to leave if they need additional time to exit an area or have health
conditions (especially respiratory conditions that could be made worse by
smoke). Residents are encouraged to move livestock and pets out of the area,
and to prepare for a full evacuation. Evacuations are voluntary, but residents
are encouraged to leave if concerned. There will be no road closures in effect
in most cases.
Level 2: Leave Soon
are notified there is a full evacuation and are informed to leave. Evacuations
are mandatory and entry to evacuated areas may be denied. Residents are
encouraged to evacuate as soon as possible. Residents MAY have time to gather
necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
Level 3: Leave
are notified there is immediate and imminent danger, and they should evacuate
immediately. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to
protect your home. Leave immediately and as quickly as possible. Doing so will
not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters to best maneuver
resources to combat the fire.
Ready, Set, Go!
let the first time you educate yourself on wildland fire be in the aftermath.
Join with us and be a part of Ready, Set, Go! Ready, Set, Go! is designed to
teach individuals how to best prepare themselves and their properties against
nature’s threats, and how to be best prepared to evacuate.
Ready, Set, Go! initiative is a three step process, or action plan, to prepare
properties long before a fire is upon you; get set to depart from ones home;
and to understand the role of evacuation in our area. The initiative
significantly increases the safety of the homeowner and family. Not to mention,
it allows the firefighters to best do their job of extinguishing the fire, thus
increasing the chance of saving homes and loved ones.
a list of your 5P’s: People, Pets, Pills, Photos and important Papers.Shut off
natural gas and propane.Place metal (not wooden) ladders against the side of
your house.If time permits, remove combustibles (patio furniture, firewood,
etc.) within 30 feet of your home.If you have sprinklers (with adequate water
supply), place them around your home, connected and ready to be turned on.Put
on any protective clothing and gear you are not already wearing.Close windows
and doors to the house to prevent sparks and embers from blowing inside. Close
all doors inside the house to prevent draft.Take down your drapes and curtains
and close all blinds to deflect heat.Leave exterior and interior lights on to
offer visibility to responders.Fill all bathtubs, sinks and other containers
with water to deflect heat.
a deep breath and remember your plan. Lives always take priority over
property.Face your car toward the street and close all windows. Keep the keys
handy.Load your 5P’s into the car.Wear protective clothing made of natural
fabrics such as heavy denim, cotton, and pure wool to shield you from heat,
embers and flames. Wear sturdy shoes, a long-sleeved shirt tucked into pants,
hat, and a handkerchief. Have thick canvas or leather gloves, and light-colored
goggles on ready.As you leave, post a visible form of notification that
identifies that you have evacuated. Hang a white cloth at the end of your
driveway. If you have time, write “evacuated” on it.
in to the local news radio station and listen for instructions.Obey orders of
law enforcement and fire department officials.Follow the emergency instructions
regarding evacuation routes. Your normal route may not be the safest.Drive with
your headlights on for visibility and safety.Do not block access to roadways
for emergency vehicles or other evacuees.Do not abandon vehicles on the
roadway.Do not stop to let pets have a break.Drive calmly, obey the rules of
the road and pay special attention to fire trucks.
Ready, Set, Go! Program is the result of a nationwide discussion on how to
protect homes and lives in what the fire service calls the Wildland-Urban-Interface
– where development meets natural vegetation – and the Ember Zone, an area
where the wind driven ember fallout from a wildland fire can threaten property
and lives. The program was developed for national roll out by the International
Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) with support from US Forest Service, US Fire
Administration, Department of the Interior, Firewise and The Insurance
Institute for Home Business Safety (IBHS).