Tehama Alert: Public safety agencies encourage Tehama County residents to register your cell phone with Tehama Alert so that you can be notified of an emergency situation, such as evacuations during a fire. (Landlines are automatically notified, but cell phones are not - until you register.) Visit website: tehamaso.org/tehama-alert.
PG&E Customers - Public Safety Power Shutoff: If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system serving your community, it may be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff. When possible in advance of an outage, they will send notifications to the phone and email contacts they have on file. Update your contact information online or call 866-743-6589 during normal business hours.
Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place. Plan escape routes and make sure all those residing within the home know the plan of action
Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate. Plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time. Each person should have a readily accessible emergency supply kit. Backpacks work great for storing these items (except food and water) and are quick to grab. Storing food and water in a tub or chest on wheels will make it easier to transport. Keep it light enough to be able to lift it into your car.
Emergency Supply Kit Checklist
Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person.
Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
Prescriptions or special medications
Change of clothing
Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
First aid kit
Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
Don’t forget pet food and water!
Items to take if time allows
Easily carried valuables
Family photos and other irreplaceable items
Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.
Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.