Essentials to Take

Immediate Evacuation: (Evacuation in RV’s is encouraged)
  • Take items pre-packed for evacuation.
  • Otherwise, take the 3 P’s: Photos, pills and pets.
Short Notice Evacuation:
  • Items pre-packed for evacuation, otherwise:
  • Important papers/photos
  • Medications
  • Prescription glasses/dentures
  • Personal hygiene items/sanitary needs
  • Additional clothing
  • Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, etc.
  • Baby food, bottles, diapers, change of clothes
  • Checkbook, credit cards/cash
  • Drivers license
  • Pets, bowls, leash or carrier, recent photo
Extended Notice Evacuation:
  • Items pre-packed for evacuation, otherwise, all items listed above and:
  • Clothing and personals for the estimated length of the evacuation
  • Special dietary items
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Desired food items (non-perishable)
  • Reading material
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reading material
  • Toys/recreation items

Evacuation Actions

Immediate Evacuation:
  • Turn off gas and electric, or
  • Unplug or turn off all appliances (except refrigerator and freezer)
  • Lock doors and windows
  • Tie a white towel or large white cloth to front door knob. (This advises rescuers and security of your evacuation)
Short Notice Evacuation: All of the above actions and:
  • Unplug all equipment and appliances except refrigerator and freezer
  • Close drapes and blinds
  • Secure outdoor possessions (toys, boats, lawn furniture, tools, etc.)
  • Secure/hide other valuables
Extended Notice Evacuation: All of the above actions and:
  • Attach garden hoses and nozzles to all outside faucets
  • Remove garbage from inside of home
  • Arrange for evacuation of campers/trailers/secondary vehicles (2nd car, etc.)
  • Insure that all family members are aware of a pre-arranged meeting placeAlways:
  • Tie a white towel or large white cloth to front door knob. (This advises rescuers and security of your evacuation)

Byron Jaspers

Director

Appointed 2010
Primary Business Address:
1100 Commerce Drive
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: (928) 771-3183
Fax: (928) 771-3167
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