Fire Season 2020 top 10 tips
At the Glen Ellen Forum's July 1 virtual meeting, Fire Captain Gary Johnson of the Sonoma Valley Fire Department shared these top 10 tips for fire season preparedness. Information on all these subjects is readily available online or from your local fire department.
- Create your defensible space.
- Harden your home.
- Have your emergency preparedness kit READY.
- Have pre-determined escape routes from your home.
- Sign up for alerts:
- SoCOAlert (socoemergency.org/socoalert/)
- everbridge NIXLE (local.nixle.com/register/)
- Have an evacuation plan for your pets and large animals.
- Know how to open your garage door.
- Know the evacuation terms:
- Evacuation Warning (Get Ready)
- Evacuation Order (Go)
- Have a clearly visible address.
- Be aware.