The content of this site is driven by feedback and input from community-based wildfire practitioners, collected and formatted by the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network.
Evacuation and shelter-in-place preparedness, planning, and communication are crucial for all hazards. It is important to help your community understand how they will be notified in the event of a wildfire (or other hazard), know what actions they should take, and how prepare for evacuation. Work with your local Office of Emergency Management, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and others who may be involved during an evacuation to do exercises, planning and relationship building.
This page contains resources, tools and examples of safety and evacuation resources.
Evacuation impacts everyone in a community. The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is part of a multi-partner and multi-jurisdictional effort to ensure everyone is prepared for wildfire. The Guide for Long-Term Renters provides information on evacuation alerts, notification systems and community exits points tailored to residents of the Lake Tahoe area. The 2021 Caldor Fire saw these evacuation preparations (and others) put to use as the entire City of South Lake Tahoe was evacuated.