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Leave early!


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.


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. 


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.



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. 



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.

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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.

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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.

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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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