Ready, Set, GO!

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Get Ready

We should always be "Ready" by preparing for evacuations and becoming fire-adapted.

  1. Create a Wildland Fire Action Guide that includes evacuation planning for your home, family and pets.
  2. Assemble an Emergency Supply Kit for each person in your household.
  3. Fill-out a Family Communication Plan  that includes important evacuation and contact information.
  4. Sign-up for Nixle local emergency alerts by visiting Nixle.com or by texting TETON_WY to 888777, for Spanish reply back with ESP.
  5. Follow Teton County Emergency Management on Facebook for emergency information and incident updates.  
  6. Get a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio
  7. Ensure Financial Preparedness, gather financial and critical personal, household, and medical information.

Get Set

Be Alert - Be Weather/Lightning & Fire Aware

  • Follow local incident information & updates at TCincident.org
  • Follow Teton Interagency Fire at Tetonfires.com
  • Have a heightened awareness of fire potential during Red Flag Warnings - Riverton Weather Office
  • Local and regional fire information can be found at inciweb.nwcg.gov
  • Prepare to evacuate. Remain close to your house, keep an eye on your family and pets
  • Consider evacuation if you have pets, livestock, or if anyone may require extra time or has mobility issues.
  • IF YOU FEEL YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER, LEAVE! Don't wait. Notifications may not get to everyone.
  • Alert family, neighbors & elderly, while staying updated on shelters, roads, weather & fire. 
  • Make preparations inside and outside of your home and property if you have time.

GO!

Act Early! - EVACUATE!

By leaving early you give your family the best chance of surviving a wildfire. You also help firefighters by keeping roads clear of congestion. Remember to bring pets with you!

When to Leave?

  • Leave early to avoid being caught in the fire, smoke or road congestion. Don't wait to be told by authorities to leave. IF YOU FEEL YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! If you are advised to leave, don't hesitate.

Where to Go?

  • Head to your predetermined location or as directed by officials.

How to get there? 

  • Have several routes planned in case one route is blocked. Choose an escape route away from the fire. Stay informed on current road status, closures and hazards. 

What to take?

  • Take your emergency supply kit containing your family's & pet's medications & necessary items.

The 6 P's of Evacuation

In the event of an immediate evacuation in any type of emergency or disaster, here are six things to keep in mind:

  1. People and pets
  2. Papers, phone numbers, and important documents
  3. Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses or contact lenses
  4. Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia
  5. Personal mobile devices (laptops, smartphones, iPads, etc.)
  6. Plastic (credit cards, ATM cards, cash)


If you are trapped

While in your vehicle

  • Stay calm
  • Park your vehicle clear of any vegetation
  • Close all vehicle windows and vents
  • Cover yourself with a wool blanket or jacket
  • Lie on the vehicle floor
  • Call 9-1-1 to advise officials of your situation

While on foot

  • Stay calm
  • Go to an area clear of any vegetation, like a ditch or depression
  • Lie face down and cover up your body
  • Call 9-1-1 to advise officials of your situation

While in your home

  • Stay calm
  • Keep your family together
  • Call 9-1-1 to inform officials of your location
  • Fill sinks and tubs with cold water
  • Keep all doors and windows closed, but unlocked
  • Stay inside your home
  • Stay away from outside walls and windows