Spokane Tribe of Indians

Incident Command Center

Preparing for Fire Season

As we move out of the winter weather and into spring, it is important for us to take the following necessary steps to prepare our community for the coming summer and fire season.

  1. Recognize Warnings and Alerts - Receive alerts from the National Weather Service, Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert.

  2. Make an Emergency Plan - Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands what to do if you need to quickly evacuate.

  3. Review Important Documents - Make sure that your insurance policies and personal documents like ID's are up to date. If possible, make copies and keep them in a secure, password protected digital space.

  4. Strengthen Your Home - Use fire-resistant materials to build or improve your home. Find an outdoor water source with a hose that can reach any area of your property. Create a fire-resistant zone free of leaves, debris or flammable materials for at least 30 feet from your home.

  5. Know Your Evacuation Zone - You may have to evacuate quickly due to a wildfire. Learn your evacuation routes, practice with household, pets, and identify where you will go.

  6. Gather Supplies - Have enough supplies for your household, include medication, disinfectant supplies, masks, pet supplies in your go bag or car trunk.


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