Disaster Preparedness - Ready, Get Set, Go

Now that you have learned how to protect your home and property from a wildfire, it’s time to prepare your family for the fire threat and possible evacuation by developing your personal plan ahead of time. The Ready, Set, Go, program provides a step by step guideline for preparing your own evacuation plan ahead of a crisis. Ready, Set, Go works in conjunction with evacuation levels established by the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association that will be initiated during any emergency requiring a potential evacuation.

Emergency Evacuation

If a wildfire threatens an area, the following Oregon State Sheriffs Association guide to evacuations as adopted by Josephine County will be initiated. Note that it may not be possible for emergency personal to contact you directly to notify you of each level of evacuation. It is important that you prepare ahead of time to evacuate and monitor media outlets for current information as it applies to your area. When in doubt, evacuate.

Evacuation Levels

Oregon State Sheriffs Association - 2014 - Josephine County

  1. Ready
  2. Set
  3. Go
  4. If You Can't Leave

LEVEL 1:  “BE READY” for potential evacuation.

Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock.

Getting Ready - what you can do to plan and prepare