I am very excited to announce that The City of Berkeley Fire Department will be staging practice wildfire evacuation drills in the High Hazard Fire Area on three Sunday mornings in the month of August.
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If you're in one of the areas and you'd like to participate:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include your name, contact information, and address
Berkeley Fire Department will provide instructions on how to participate in the drill.
This is your chance to experience the challenges of evacuation. What we learn from these exercises will be used to help form Berkeley's Evacuation Plan. Please check out the maps below and sign-up so that you can be notified. The more people participating, the more realistic the scenario will be.
Once you are signed up, you will receive a message on your evacuation day.
On the morning of your date, pay attention to emergency alerts, either on your phone, computer or radio. Follow the directions. You will be told to try to make your way to either a
Temporary Refuge Center if you are on foot, or an
Evacuation Center if you are in a vehicle. The locations will not be released until the morning of the exercise.
When you arrive at the destination, check in with the greeter. Don't forget to grab your "
". If you have a pet, and want them to be part of the training, figure out how to bring them with you.
You may hear directions over a loudspeaker and you may hear many sirens.
DO NOT CALL 911 TO FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING!
If you are unable to do the evacuation exercise on your assigned date, then participate on the other day.
For an evacuation checklist click
I look forward to seeing you at either the Temporary Refuge Center or the Evacuation Center on either the 11th or 25th of August.