Be Prepared

In the event of a sudden disaster there in not much time to react and begin to prepare for the on coming crises. Being prepared in the first place can make all the difference in your safety and well being.

Here you will find some information you will be able to use to start your preparations, along with suggestions for items to gather. This information is only a suggestion and maybe modified to suit your personal needs. There are also additional links to access   for other locations to additional information. Your personal list can be created and posted on the refrigerator. A plastic storage container can also be filled with your items and be ready and available in the event of an immediate evacuation notice.

Checklist:


Documents -
Copies of:

  • Insurance policies
  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Property deeds
  • Cash money
  • Other paperwork that can’t easily be accessed

Personal items:

  • Medications
  • Eyeglasses
  • House keys
  • Change of Clothes
  • Photos
  • water
  • Basic toiletries; toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth
    Towels
  • Cell phone

Additional items:

  • Radio & flashlight with batteries
  • Warm Clothes
  • Blankets
  • Sun Glasses
  • Shovel 

Animals:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Medications
  • Shelter, relocation site

Note: An evacuation center will not allow pets to be housed with evacuees. Contact animal control/ rescue. See links.

Evacuations:

In the event of an evacuation notice, The Madera County Sheriff’s office will coordinate the evacuation process. Notice will be given through the “Reverse 911 system” or through direct contact with the sheriff’s deputies.  

Information Links:


Phone Numbers:

EMERGENCY - DIAL 911

Cal Fire Information Line: (209) 966-4784

http://www.fire.ca.gov/index_incidents.php

Madera County Sheriff:   
(559) 642-3201 * Bass Lake Sub.

(559) 675-7770 * Madera

Animal Control: (559) 675-7891

Road Department: (559) 675-7811

American Red Cross: (559) 445-1000
http://www.fresnomaderaredcross.org

Board of Supervisors:        (559) 675-7700
http://www.madera-county.com

Fire Stations
Unit Headquarters, Mariposa   (209) 966-3622
Ahwahnee FS (559) 683-4844
Bass Lake FS (559) 683-6700
Coarsegold FS (559) 683-4823
Rancheria FS            (559) 683-2322
Raymond   FS (559) 689-3332

Madera County

Station # 8   (Coarsegold) (559) 683-8008
Station # 11 (North Fork) (559) 877-2600
Station # 12 (Oakhurst)     (559) 683-4808
Station # 13 (Coarsegold) (559) 683-8313
Station # 14 (Bass Lake) (559) 642-3616
Station # 16 (Ahwahnee) (559) 683-4868 

USDA U.S Forest Service Bass Lake District
(559) 877-2218
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sierra

Sierra Ambulance
(559) 642-0650
(559) 456-7800
http://www.sierraambulance.org

Wildfire Websites

National Fire Plan
Board of Forestry
Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit Fire Plan
www.fireplan.gov

California Fire Safe Council
www.firesafecouncil.org

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov/hazards/fires/wildfires.shtm

Firewise
www.firewise.org

California Fire Alliance
www.calfirealliance.org

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

Renter's Guide
The Ultimate Safety Guide

NEWS MEDIA OUTLETS:

http://www.ksee24.com/
http://www.kmph.com
http://www.cbs47.tv/default.aspx
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/index
http://www.ontheradio.net/radiostations/kaatfm.aspx
http://www.ontheradio.net/radiostations/ktnsam.aspx

 

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