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There's a Fire. What to Do Now!

Tips from Idaho

The Idaho Firewise Organization has some excellent information which they’ve graciously agreed to share.

This is it—you have been told to evacuate. Maybe you have some time to ready family and property, or maybe not. DO NOT WAIT TO BE TOLD TO EVACUATE. If you are uncomfortable with the situation, LEAVE. Sixty percent of lives lost to wildland fire occur because people chose to “wait and see.”

If there is time, a member of your local fire service, law enforcement, or emergency responder agency may stop by to alert you. If you have signed up for Code Red, you may receive automated telephone notification and/or texts on your cell phone.

Media outlets are another good source of information. Check radio stations, the Emergency Broadcast System and local government websites for updates.