Evacuation Planning

A wildfire can spread quickly, giving you little time to evacuate safely. 

Create a plan to protect yourself, your family and your home from a devastating wildfire.


Take these steps to prepare for an emergency BEFORE it happens

  • Pack a Go Bag so you have all the necessities when it is time to leave 
  • Print out an Evacuation Checklist
  • Prepare to evacuate children, seniors, and people with disabilities 
  • Sign up for Placer Alert to receive emergency notifications

Placer Alert

When a Red Flag Warning has been issued, or a fire is burning nearby, you should take steps to prepare for the possibility of evacuation. Leave immediately if ordered. Don't wait for an evacuation order if you feel unsafe or conditions change; leave early if you are unsure. 

Before an Emergency

Take these steps during non-emergency times to be sure your family, home, pets, and neighborhood are prepared

Make a Plan

Have a household evacuation plan with all members of your household. Be sure to prepare and practice it before an emergency happens

Think Fire-Resistant

Prepare your home to be more fire-resistant for a better chance of survival

Take a self assessment to see if your home is prepared to survive a wildfire

Be FireWise

Become a FireWise community by working with your neighbors to become more fire resilient