Living With Fire Evacuation Checklist
With the Angora Fire threatening more homes and evacuations in the Lake Tahoe region, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is reminding residents to refer to the "Living With Fire" Evacuation Checklist on the Internet at www.livingwithfire.info and in many local telephone books. The checklist is on Page 4 of the "Lake Tahoe - Truckee Telephone Directory," Page A-36 of the "A T & T Yellow Pages Reno, Sparks, Carson City," and Page 1 of the "Carson City - Carson Valley Telephone Directory." It tells homeowners:
- what to wear, such as long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and what to bring for safety, such as gloves, goggles, and a flashlight,
- what to do to their home before they leave to best protect it and to aid firefighters, such as turning off all pilot lights, closing all interior doors, and closing all exterior vents,
- what items to have gathered to bring with them, such as insurance papers and birth certificates, medications, and credit cards, and
- many other useful tips.
Homeowners should take time now, to review the checklist, place items they would need to take with them in one place, and make additional notes and lists.
To learn more about evacuation procedures and protecting your home from the threat of wildfire, visit www.livingwithfire.info or contact University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, (775) 782-9960 or (775) 784-4848. Living With Fire is an interagency program coordinated by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.