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BEING READY—WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS 

Prepare Early - Fire Adapted & Ready

Ready, Set, GO!

Being Ready for wildfire starts with maintaining an adequate defensible space and by hardening your home by using fire resistant building materials. Defensible space is the buffer you create by removing dead plants, grass and weeds. This buffer helps to keep the fire away from your home. Hardening your home means using construction materials that can help your home withstand flying embers finding weak spots in the construction, which can result in your house catching fire. It takes the combination of both Defensible space and the hardening of your home to really give your house the best chance of surviving a wildfire.

Prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of having to evacuate. There are three main preparation actions that should be completed and familiar to all members of your household long in advance of a wildfire.

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Get Ready

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We are always in Ready preparing for evacuations and becoming fire adapted

  1. Create a Wildland Fire Action Guide that includes evacuation planning for your home, family and pets.
  2. Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit for each person in your household.
  3. Fill-out a Family Communication Plan  that includes important evacuation and contact information.
  4. Sign-up for Nixle local emergency alerts by visiting Nixle.com or by texting TETON_WY to 888777, for Spanish reply back with ESP.
  5. Follow Teton County Emergency Management on Facebook for emergency information and incident updates.  
  6. Get a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio
  7. Ensure Financial Preparedness, gather financial and critical personal, household, and medical information.

GET SET

Be Alert - Be Weather/Lightning & Fire Aware

  • Follow local incident information & updates at TCincident.org
  • Follow Teton Interagency Fire  @ Tetonfires.com
  • Have a heightened awareness of fire potential during Red Flag Warnings - Riverton Weather Office
  • Local and regional fire information can be found at inciweb.nwcg.gov
  • Prepare to evacuate. Remain close to your house, keep an eye on your family and pets
  • Consider evacuation if you have pets, livestock, or if anyone may require extra time or has mobility issues.
  • IF YOU FEEL YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER LEAVE! Don't wait. Notifications may not get to everyone
  • Alert family, neighbors & elderly, while staying updated on shelters, roads, weather & fire. 
  • Make preparations inside and outside of your home and property if you have time.

GO! 

Act Early! - EVACUATE!

By leaving early you give your family the best chance of surviving a wildfire. You also help firefighters by keeping roads clear of congestion. 

When to Leave?

  • Early to avoid being caught in the fire, smoke or road congestion. Don't wait to be told by authorities to leave. IF YOU FEEL YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER LEAVE! Don't wait! If you are advised to leave, don't hesitate. 
  • Leave to your predetermined location or as directed by officials
  • Have several routes planned in case one route is blocked. Choose an escape route away from the fire. Stay informed on current road status, closures and hazards. 
  • Take your emergency supply kit containing your family's & pet's medications & necessary items.

Where to Go?

  •    Leave to your predetermined location or as directed by officials

How to get there? 

  •    Have several routes planned in case one route is blocked. Choose an escape route away from the fire. Stay       informed on current road status, closures and hazards. 

What to take?
  • Take your emergency supply kit containing your family's & pet's medications & necessary items