Wildfire Evacuation Checklist

When a wildfire threatens your home and local authorities advise evacuation, it is crucial to prioritize your safety and leave immediately. Acting swiftly, even before a mandatory evacuation order is issued, can help you avoid hazardous situations and road congestion. To ensure you’re well-prepared, here are essential tips for organizing your evacuation:

  1. Pack Smart: Use bags that are easy to carry and pack efficiently.
    • Include an ample supply of food and water for each member of your household.
    • Pack a week’s worth of clothes and necessary toiletries.
    • Don’t forget to gather extra supplies for infants, such as formula, bottles, diapers, and wipes.
  2. Care for Your Pets: Prepare your furry friends for evacuation as well.
    • Pack enough food, water, and medications for your pets.
    • Bring travel crates or cages, leashes, and litter boxes with litter.
  3. Prioritize Health and Safety: Ensure you have essential items for medical needs and personal protection.
    • Remember to pack medications, a first-aid kit, hand sanitizer, and disposable masks and gloves.
    • Include prescription medications, eye care items (like contact solution and glasses), and any necessary medical supplies.
  4. Important Documents and Identification: Safeguard crucial paperwork and identification.
    • Carry your driver’s license, passport, health insurance cards, and other relevant identification.
    • Keep legal documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, vehicle registration and ownership papers, marriage/divorce papers, etc.
    • Bring copies of financial records, including bank account information, credit and debit cards, government benefits, retirement and investment account statements, tax returns, and insurance policies.
  5. Emergency Funds: Have cash readily available for unforeseen circumstances.
    • Power outages may limit access to ATMs, so carry enough cash to cover immediate needs.
  6. Technology Essentials: Equip yourself with essential gadgets.
    • Bring your cell phone and charger for communication.
    • Include a flashlight for illumination and a battery-powered radio with extra batteries for receiving updates.
  7. Valuables and Irreplaceable Items: If time permits, protect your cherished possessions.
    • Safely pack family photos, heirlooms, or other irreplaceable items.
    • Consider taking your laptop computer or, if space is limited, bring the hard drive or a thumb drive with important data.

At Solomon Safety, we prioritize your safety and well-being. We offer comprehensive wildfire preparedness services to help you protect your home and loved ones. Contact us today to learn more about our tailored solutions and take proactive steps towards wildfire safety and preparedness.

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