The California wildfires have served as a catalyst for many emergency preparedness discussions throughout our county and community. Earlier in the week, a town hall meeting was held in Truckee to discuss emergency preparedness and fire prevention. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from fire prevention experts and community leaders who are working together to prepare for wildfire and protect our community. In case you missed it, read the tips below to prepare yourself and your loved ones for wildfire.
How to Be Prepared
Wildfire knows no bounds and requires agencies from the local, state, and federal levels working in coordination with our community to address wildfire preparedness and safety. Truckee residents can help by being prepared.
Below are some tips specific to Truckee Residents.
- Join the message alert program Nixle. The Truckee fire team use Nixle as their primary emergency alert notification system. When an evacuation is ordered, information is sent through Nixle and arrives on your device as an alert. To join, text 96161 to 888777. Make sure your friends, neighbors or the people who rent your home are signed up too.
- Have a “go” bag prepared and ready. Evacuation Checklist
- Have a few different escape routes. Town of Truckee Evacuation Routes
- Have a plan Preparedness Guide
Visit the Truckee Fire Protection District website to learn more.