Be Wildfire Ready
PLAN. PREPARE. STAY AWARE.
Every member of the community has personal responsibility for their own safety. This includes adequate planning and preparedness for the hazards and risks that affect each community within our county. San Miguel County OEM is responsible for providing services and resources, as available, to all members of our community, but can only be successful with the help of every prepared individual. Community preparedness is a joint effort between emergency response agencies and community members.
As catastrophic wildfires continue to increase each year, there are steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, and your property. Pack a go-kit, have a family plan, and work to harden your home against fire. Property owners and residents are encouraged to take the steps on the “READY, SET, GO!” website or the Cal Fire Prepare for Wildfire site.
Helpful Documents and Templates
- SMSO Evacuation Checklist (PDF)
- Lista de verificación de evacuación de SMSO (PDF)
- Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Action Guide (PDF)
- Ready, Set, Go! Guia de Accion en Caso de Incendio Forestal (PDF)
- American Red Cross Wildfire Preparedness Checklist (PDF)
- Lista de verificación de preparación para incendios forestales de la Cruz Roja (PDF)
The San Miguel County Resident Evacuation Plan (PDF) tells residents how to prepare for and carry out a wildfire evacuation. Visit the Mountain Village Notification and Preparedness page for their established routes.
Visit West Slope Fire for information on local and regional restrictions.
West Region Wildfire Council Partnership
San Miguel County is a member of the West Region Wildfire Council. Members represent private citizens, local, county, state and federal agencies with an interest in, and a commitment to, addressing wildfire risk across the region. For information on mitigation and available grants, please visit their website.