“READY!” “SET!” “GO!”
1. Provide for the safety of all incident personnel and the public
2. Keep the public informed of any changes in the evacuation level
a. Counties will use local protocols to communicate evacuation orders; the Incident Public Information Officer will prepare a press release in coordination with the Sheriffs and/or Emergency Management. Notifications will utilize the following message template to communicate with the public.
Notification of Potential Evacuation
This is a notification of potential evacuation for the areas including ____________________ "READY” for potential evacuation. You should be aware that _________________ fire is in your vicinity and you should monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for additional information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel will attempt to contact you. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.
Notification of Recommended Evacuation
This is a notification of a recommended evacuation for the areas including ________________.
“Be Set” to evacuate. YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area from_________________ fire. You should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. You MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at your own risk. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE YOU RECEIVE. Emergency services cannot guarantee they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.
Notification of Immediate Evacuation
This is a notification of immediate evacuation for the areas including __________________.
"GO"! Evacuate NOW; LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. THIS WILL BE THE LAST NOTICE YOU RECEIVE. Entry to evacuated areas may be denied until conditions are safe. Area radio and TV stations have been asked to broadcast periodic updates.
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