Fire Season is HEATING UP!
Download San Diego's Emergency Phone App.
Pack your go bag.
Fill or charge your car.
Park car facing out, for faster escape.
Know your evacuation route, it depends on the fires movement.
Know where your family meeting spot is outside of town.
Don't wait, evacuate when you get the call to go.
Be prepared to adjust your route.
Wear fire appropriate clothes.
The Coastal Canyon Fire Safe Council's mission is to increase awareness, further prevention, and facilitate collaboration between government agencies, officials, and organizations to improve fire protection of life, property, and open space/wildlife within the communities of Southwest Central San Diego.
WHAT IS A FIRE SAFE COUNCIL?
Your partner in fire safety and education.
We are here as members of the community to bridge the gap between the fire and safety infrastructure of Clairemont and its residents. We are here to ensure that we get proper training, equipment, and staffing for our fire stations so they can be equal to the increases in density that our community is receiving. We will do this by educating our citizens and public servants, reducing our canyon fuel with defensible space zones, finding funding for our stations, supporting our stations in their training.
EDUCATION IS KEY... KNOW HOW TO PREVENT FIRE DAMAGE AND HOW TO RECOVER FROM IT IF IT DOES HAPPEN.
We will be increasing our webinar and workshop schedule once the community guidelines allow.
FIRE-SAFE YOUR PLACE!
DEFENSIBLE SPACE AND NO-COST CHIPPING PROGRAM.
A great way to reduce the burnable fuel in your yard. Once the county clears us for more in-person events we will be adding chipping programs.
APPS AND SITES
SAN DIEGO EMERGENCY APP
Amazing webcast on warnings/evacuations, and how people survive fires.
Up to date local fire and emergency information
DRESSING FOR SUCCESS
Evacuations are stressful times, but being prepared will keep you safe. You should have a GO bag that has pre-selected clothing and supplies for your evacuation. The clothing you wear could be the difference of you making it out alive.
When preparing to evacuate, dress yourself and your family in clothes that will shield you from heat, embers, and flames. Natural fabrics, such as heavy denim or pure wool are better than synthetics, no matter how hot it is. Keep these items near your “Go Kit” during fire season:
Sturdy leather boots with Vibram-lug soles
Long pants (wool or cotton) with a sturdy belt
Floppy cotton hat
Handkerchief or bandana to cover face
Long-sleeved shirt that covers neck (tuck into pants)