Family Emergency Planning

I’m sure Wildland fires are on all of our minds these days so I wanted to point out a critical planning measure each and everyone of us should consider. A community evacuation notice from authorities can come at any time day or night and with it a feeling of panic and uncertainty. The best way to manage that threat is to be prepared and have a plan. It doesn’t have to be detailed, just a few agreed upon actions a family can revert to just in case, ie; where to go, what to bring.

An emergency notice will come through social media networks and Summit Counties reverse 911 dispatch system. Please register your cell phone with them if you haven’t done so ( It doesn’t matter if your told to evacuate or shelter in place, having your important documents, medications and easily transported possessions in order is essential. A “bug out bag” is also a great idea if you have to spend a couple days away from home. For more information please visit the Ready, Set, Go! website. The RSG! Program tenets help residents be Ready with preparedness understanding, be Set with situational awareness when fire threatens, and to Go, acting early when a fire starts.

Mike Quinones

Fire & Safety Information Coordinator

Summit Park HOA