May is coming to an end; have you prepared for wildfire season?
As the warm weather increases so does the potential for wildfires. Yavapai County of Emergency Management wants to remind residents of Yavapai County that, “It’s Too Late When Told to Evacuate!” Be Firewise by having a plan in place before you are told to evacuate.
The Yavapai County annual FREE slash drop-off program expires on Monday June 1st. Please don’t forget to take advantage of this program while you are cutting away vegetation 5 to 30 feet from all structures and removing all debris and dead vegetation from roofs, decks, and the ground around your home.
The City of Prescott will also be offering a FREE Slash drop-off program at the Sun Dog transfer station, each Saturday during the month of June.
Listed below are a few sites that can help you and your community prepare and become wildfire aware.
PREPARE– your property, family & pets – PLAN – who will you call, were will you meet, what will you take – BUILD A TO-GO KIT – food, water, medicine, personal needs etc. STAY INFORMED – radio, news, online.
Using the “Five P”s is a great start to make sure you don’t leave anything important behind.
- PRESCRIPTIONS – Have a week’s supply of all individuals’ medications and eyeglasses ready.
- PETS – Food, water, tags, pet carrier or livestock transportation standing by.
- PAPERS – Money, important documents and records should be kept together for quick access.
- PICTURES – irreplaceable memories and items.
- PHONES & COMPUTERS – Information on hard drives and disks as well as charging devices.
We highly encourage residents to sign up with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Emergency Notification System to be notified during emergency situations at:http://www.ycsoaz.gov/community/emergency-preparedness/ens/
IT’S TOO LATE WHEN TOLD TO EVACUATE! BE FIREWISE For more on being prepared, please contact Emergency Management 928-771-3321