Fire 

General Fire Safety Guidelines     
                                                                                                            

What to do in the event of a House Fire

  • If indoors, get out and stay out; follow your family escape plan.
  • Get as low to the ground as possible and crawl to the nearest exit.  
  • Always check doors before opening.  If the door, door knob, or crack is hot, do not open it - find another way out.  If the door is cool, pass through quickly and close the door behind you. 
  • If unable to get out, hang a white t-shirt, towel or sheet out of the window to let firefighters know someone is trapped inside. 
  • Once out of the building go to your pre-designated meeting spot from your family plan.

What to do in the event of a Wildfire

  • Evacuate immediately if asked to do so, and cooperate with public safety personnel.
  • Move down slope if fire is burning in a hilly or mountainous area. 
  • Cover nose and mouth with clothing or other piece of cloth to protect from smoke and ash.