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Preparing for Fire Season

Preparing for Brush Fires

To protect your family and property from the danger and destruction of a wildfire, take preventative steps to prepare for such a disaster and gain knowledge necessary to survive.
 
  • Clear brush within 200 feet of your home.
  • Remove all combustible debris surrounding your home including firewood, dead shrubbery, and other home waste.
  • Replace existing shake-shingle roofing to a more fire resistant type of roofing like tile or any other non-combustible roofing material.
  • Cover all openings on the exterior of your house including the chimney and air vents.

Before the Fire

  • Take time to create a disaster plan that covers your families response to wildfires.

  • Gather all important documents and place them in a container that is easily transported between locations.

  • Preplan meeting places with your family in the event you are separated during an evacuation.

Evacuation

  • The Fillmore Fire Department will issue an evacuation warning (voluntary evacuation) or an evacuation order (mandatory evacuation) in the event fire or smoke may cause a life threatening situation near or at your residence.  In either situation, evacuation notices will be announced by sheriff or police personnel over a public address system or by knocking door-to-door

  • Update evacuation information will be available on this website under emergency status, or tune to channel 10 (Fillmore Access Television.)

Helpful Web Links
 
 U.S. Forest Service information
 
Wildfire Information
Firescope
 
National Interagency Fire Center
 
Incident Management Situation Report
 
GEOMAC
Wildfire Information Maps
 
 
Fire Weather
National Weather Service Forecast Office
 
US Forest Service Region 5 InciWeb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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250 Central Avenue, Fillmore, CA 93015
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