Author: SuperUser Account/Friday, September 11, 2015/Categories: Business, Children, Earthquakes, Evacuations, Fire, Flood, Health, Pets
Evacuations save lives and allow responding personnel to focus on the emergency at hand.
Please evacuate promptly when requested!
California law authorizes officers to restrict access to any area where a menace to public health or safety exists due to a calamity such as flood, storm, fire, earthquake, explosion, accident or other disaster. Refusal to comply is a misdemeanor. (Penal Code 409.5)
The terms Voluntary and Mandatory are used to describe evacuation orders. However, local jurisdictions may use other terminology such as Precautionary and Immediate Threat. These terms are used to alert you to the significance of the danger. All evacuation instructions provided by officials should be followed immediately for your safety.
Long Before a Fire Threatens
Prepare an Evacuation Checklist and Organize:
*During an evacuation, law enforcement/emergency personnel may determine your route.
If Evacuation is a Possibility
The Evacuation Process
If You Become Trapped
While in your vehicle:
While on foot:
While in your home:
* Note - it will get hot in the house, but it is much hotter, and more dangerous outside.
After the fire passes, and if it is safe, check the following areas for fire:
Fire officials will determine when it is safe for you to return to your home. This will be done as soon as possible considering safety and accessibility.
When you return home:
For more information:
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