YubaNet.com
Friday, December 19 2014

            We Deliver News to the Sierra
News Fire News spacer Latest News spacer Regional News spacer California News spacer USA News spacer World News spacer Op-Ed spacer Enviro News spacer Sci Tech News spacer Life spacer Odd News spacer Cartoons spacer
Features The Calendar features features Weather features Sierra NightSky features features features Road Conditions features Home spacer
Regional
 

Free Download: 2013 Fire Season Guide - Emergency Preparedness Guide & Evacuation Plan

Download, print, implement and share this

    Google+    

By: Fire Chiefs of Western Nevada County

Yuba_River_Complex_2008_050.jpg
2008 Scotchman fire, Yuba River Complex.
NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. June 21, 2013 - To the Residents of Western Nevada County:

Although it is still early in the summer, fire season is NOW. The lack of winter rains during the last 5 months has made this the fourth driest winter on record in the last 135 years. Conditions are comparable to what they would be in early August.

We urgently need your help in the following:

1. When venturing into the wildland, be extremely cautious when using fire! Campfires are not permitted outside of developed campgrounds in the Tahoe National Forest or on BLM land. Hot catalytic converters coming into contact with dry grass, cause fires each year.

2. If you see a fire, call it in immediately to 911. The quicker the notification, the better the chances of getting it under control.

3. Complete your defensible space NOW to prepare your property for wildfire season!

4. Be ready in case of evacuation – put together your evacuation kit. If you are told to leave, LEAVE.

We have put this guide together to assist you in having a safer fire season. PLEASE take a few minutes to read the suggestions and rules regarding fire in western Nevada County. PLEASE utilize the services of the Fire Safe Council. If you have questions – PLEASE talk to your local fire department. Preparing now can prevent problems later this summer. We URGENTLY need everyone's help to keep Nevada County safe this summer.

Fire Chiefs of Western Nevada County

Evacuation Planning

Nevada County has the potential for a number of natural disasters that you should be aware of and prepared for. Wildland fire is clearly the number one potential problem. However, a variety of emergencies including wind storms, snow storms, extreme heat, extreme cold, flooding, earthquakes, pandemic flu or acts of terrorism might necessitate an emergency response. This emergency preparedness guide is being provided to you so that you are informed and can prepare to care for yourself and your family. Emergency services will be overtaxed in all of these scenarios and may take days to mitigate every situation. In other words, you will need to be prepared to stand alone – potentially for days. Successful evacuations require good planning and coordination – amongst families, neighborhoods, communities and agencies. Start your planning now for possible emergencies in the future.

Please download, print, implement and share the information below.

Download the 2013 Fire Season Guide

Download the 2013 Emergency Preparedness Guide & Evacuation Plan

2013 Fire Season Guide by YubaNet



2013 Emergency Preparedness Guide & Evacuation Plan by YubaNet

 

Help us bring you more news. Be a real reader: Support YubaNet

By submitting a comment you consent to our rules. You must use your real first and last name, not a nickname or alias. A comment here is just like a letter to the editor or a post on Facebook. Thank you.

 

Latest Headlines

Regional

Happening Now - December 2014

PCWA: No Major Erosion from King Fire

Op-Ed | Glenda Humiston: Affordable Care Act is Good for Rural Californians

Rain and mountain snow today

Update: Teen Struck By Falling Tree in South Lake Tahoe

CAL FIRE Provides Tips for Safe Christmas Tree & Holiday Decorations

Tahoe National Forest Announces Seasonal Road and Trail Closures

Bi-State Compact to Preserve Lake Tahoe Turns 45 Years Old

PCSO investigating remains found in Colfax storage unit

Community Invited to Ninth Annual Night of Giving: A Benefit for Hospitality House


More

 

 

 

 

NEWS . Fire News . Latest . Regional . California . USA . World . Op-Ed . Enviro . Sci/Tech . Life . Odd News . Cartoons
FEATURES . The Calendar .Weather . Sierra NightSky. Road Conditions
YubaNet.com . Advertising. About Us . Support YubaNet . Contact Us . Terms of Use . Privacy

YubaNet.com © 1999-2014
Nevada City, California (530) 478-9600