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Introduction: Ready, Set, Go!

We have created this website to give you information about your Risk from Wildfire. We want to help you plan before a wildfire happens, and give you tools and information to help you when a wildfire does start. The website lets you look at your property and see how you can reduce your risk. You can observe your homeís risk score and change things about your construction (e.g. roof material) that will help lower the risk score. This information will help you become educated about these issues and help keep First Responders safe when they are fighting fire in your area.

Ready, Set, Go! provides information to help protect you, your family, your property and your community from wildfires. Many residents have built and landscaped their homes without fully understanding the impact that could result from wildfire. During an evacuation there may not be a lot of time to figure out who is home, what to take, where to go, or when. Take personal responsibility and learn what you can do today. Firefighters train hard to prepare for wildfires. Residents need to do the same!

Ready, Set, Go! Is a national program with many faces. You might notice that some of the educational tools feature communities outside Oregon. The lessons are universal, and the information on wildfire preparedness and behavior is valuable.

Update Your Home

Click on the picture to the right and find your community and your home. You can click on your property and your home wildfire risk score is displayed. Several of the factors in your score are available for you to change. For example, if your roof is Unrated wood shakes, you can click on that bar and choose another roof material, such as Metal or Tile. You will see the change in your risk score for changing your roof material.

When you do work on your structure, or on vegetation around the home, you can change it on the website. When you do, you can see how your risk can change, and we will get a notification that you have done the work. Lowering your home wildland fire risk score will increase the capacity of firefighters and help your home survive a wildland fire.

Thank you for sharing this important responsibility with us. Your hard work and participation makes us all safer.

Ready

Most homes are lost due to embers landing on vegetation and entering the home:

Vegetation

Home

Plan

Don't forget to prepare! Download your Homeowner Action Kit. The kit provides detailed planning information for your family, your home, evacuation and wildfire recovery.

Set

The reality is that there will never be enough firefighters, engines, or trucks to defend every home in a major wildfire. Itís up to you to take responsibility for protecting your family, your home, and your community. When fires are burning nearby, stay tuned in for information about evacuation areas and prepare to leave should an order be issued.

Emergency Supply Kit and To-Go Bag

Your emergency supply kit should contain enough supplies and belongings for every member of your household for at least 3 days. Your to-go bag holds items needed to help you evacuate quickly and safely.

Evacuation

Leave early! Knowing when to leave, what to take, where to go, and how to get there will help keep you and your family from being caught in smoke, fire, or road congestion while evacuating during a wildfire.

Community Action

Your safety is dependent on the preparation and safety of your neighbors and community. Get involved. Your fire department has boots for you to fill:

Volunteer In Your Community

There are lots of ways to become involved in your community and with the Fire Department! You can join your local department; we have a great team of folks that help their neighbors every day.

Another good way to get going is to join a local Community Emergency Response Team. Community members undergo an intensive training program that raises awareness about emergencies and disasters and provides basic response skills needed for fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, and traffic control. During non-emergency situations, CERTs educate their communities about emergency preparedness by working with First Responders and building community disaster networks.

Register Special Needs

There are many types of special needs. We want to know how to help you the most. By reporting your special needs to us, we can focus on your needs and communicate important information to you. All information that you send to us is held securely and in the strictest confidence for Public Safety.

How will we use the information? Here's an example: If you share with us that someone in your home has a respiratory issue, we want to be able to tell you when there is a fire in your area that will be generating a lot of smoke. We want to give you an idea how long the smoke will persist and give you suggestions that will help you manage the respiratory issue.

My Risk

Click on the picture to the left and find your community and your home. You can click on your property your home wildfire risk score is displayed. Several of the factors in your score are available for you to change. For example: if your roof is Unrated wood shakes, you can click on that bar and choose another roof material, such as Metal or Tile. You will see the change in your risk score for changing your roof material.

When you do work on your structure, or on vegetation around the home, you can change it on the website. When you do, you can see how your risk can change, and we will get a notification that you have done the work. Lowering your home wildland fire risk score will increase the capacity of fire fighters and help your home survive a wildland fire.

Thank you for sharing this important responsibility with us. Your hard work and participation makes us all safer.