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Information: (650) 851-1594

Established 1924

Woodside Fire Protection District

Serving Woodside, Portola Valley, Emerald Hills, Ladera, Los Trancos, Skyline, Vista Verde, CA.

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Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildfire so your home is ready in case of a fire.

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RSG Set Short

Pack your vehicle with your emergency items. Monitor alerts and news from local media and fire department for updated information.

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RSG Go Short

Following your Action Plan protects you and helps firefighters fight the wildfire, ensuring your family's, safety.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information & Updates

 BAY AREA HEALTH OFFICERS ISSUE UPDATED STAY-AT-HOME ORDER WITH NEW RESTRICTIONS TO LAST THROUGH MAY 31, 2020

The San Mateo County Health Department is the lead agency for the response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) within San Mateo County.

Updated Shelter In Place Order April 29, 2020 San Mateo County Shelter In Place Order - https://cmo.smcgov.org/eoc

California COVID-19 risk screening and testing - Find out if your eligible https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/ 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in the interest of public health and safety, Woodside Fire Administration Office/Prevention Office will be closed to the public. March 17, 2020 - May 31, 2020

All Fire stations and emergency personnel will be on duty.

If this is an emergency please dial 911

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Leave early!

WILDFIRE EVACUATION 

Leave early! Knowing when to leave, what to take, where to go, and how to get there will prevent you and your family from being caught in smoke, fire, or road congestion while evacuating during a wildfire. Leave early enough to avoid being caught in fire, smoke, or road congestion. Don't wait to be told by authorities. If you are advised to leave, don't hesitate. Leave to a predetermined location (it should be a low-risk area, such as a well prepared neighbor or relative's house, a Red Cross shelter or evacuation center, motel, etc…) Have several travel routes in case one route is blocked by the fire or by emergency vehicles and equipment. Choose an escape route away from the fire. Take your emergency supply kit containing your family and pets' necessary items, such as cash, water, clothing, food, first aid kits, and medications. Don't forget valuables such as computer, photos and important documents.

IF TRAPPED BY A WILDFIRE

Leaving early is the safest strategy, but it's still important to know what to do if you're trapped by wildfire. Every member of your household should know when and how to shelter in place. Shelter away from outside walls. Patrol inside your home for spot fires and extinguish them. Wear long sleeves and long pants made of natural fibers such as cotton. Stay hydrated. Ensure you can exit the home if it catches fire (remember that if it's hot inside the house it is four to five times hotter outside) Check your roof and extinguish any fires, sparks, or embers. Check inside the attic for hidden embers. Patrol your property and extinguish small fires. 

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Pack your vehicle with your emergency items. Stay aware of the latest news from local media and your local fire department for updated information.

The reality is that there will never be enough firefighters, engines, or trucks to defend every home in a major wildfire. It's up to you to take responsibility for protecting your family, your home, and your community. A family disaster plan is only useful if it's completed well before a wildfire occurs. Your plan should address the needs of every member of your family or household, including pets. An escape route is a preplanned route designed to help your family get to a safe area during a wildfire. It's important to map out several in case roads are blocked or unsafe for travel.

It's not a matter of "if" but "when" the next major wildfire will occur in San Mateo County. Having checklists for inside and outside your home will make it easier to complete final tasks to protect your family and home as the fire approaches.

BEFORE A WILDFIRE STARTS

DISASTER SUPPLY KIT AND 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. 

AS WILDFIRE APPROACHES


READY

Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildfire so your home is ready in case of a wildfire.

Ready, Set, Go!

Are You Wildfire Ready? Ready, Set, Go! gives you the tools to protect you, your family, property and community from wildfires.

Many residents have built their homes and landscaped without fully understanding the impact that could result from wildfire. There may not be a lot of time to figure out who is home, what to take, where or when to go. Take personal responsibility and learn what you can do today.

Firefighters train hard to prepare for wildfires. Residents need to do the same!

RSG Ready Short

Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildfire so your home is ready in case of a fire.

Learn more

RSG Set Short

Pack your vehicle with your emergency items. Stay aware of the latest news from local media and fire department for updated information.

Learn more

RSG Go Short

Following your Action Plan makes you prepared and firefighters able to best maneuver the wildfire; ensuring you and your family's safety.

Learn more

Woodside Fire News

Woodside Fire is gearing up to begin providing its annual chipping service!This service is essential in order to help maintain the quality of life and property for the citizens living in the WUI zones of our communities. By working together, we can a...
"Help us today so we are prepared for tomorrow"WOODSIDE FIRE CHIPPER PROGRAM BEGINS MAY 4th!Woodside Fire is gearing up to begin providing its annual chipping service!This service is essential in order to help maintain the quality of life and propert...
Sheltering in place can disrupt our routines and challenge our ability to tend to responsibilities, such as work and caring for loved ones. Understandably, we may become nervous or uncomfortable when sheltering in place. The following information can...

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808 Portola Rd #C
Portola Valley, CA  USA
Tel: (650) 851-1594
Fax: (650) 851-3960
For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1

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It is the mission of the Woodside Fire Protection District to protect life, property and the environment through prevention, education, preparedness, and emergency response. Learn more...

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