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WILDFIRE. ARE YOU PREPARED?
 
Colorado has recently experienced the devastating consequences Wildfire.  Unfortunately, Soda Creek is also located in the middle of a wildfire-prone area.  But by working together, we can help reduce the risk wildfire poses to our properties, homes, and community. 
 
Below is a list of key activities and resources to help you better prepare for Wildfires.
 

Recognize Warnings and Alerts
Have several ways to receive alerts:  
 
Sign up for Jefferson County's Emergency Evacuation Alerts
  You MUST register in advance to receive notifications from our local emergency response teams in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.  JeffCo Notification Enrollment (coderedweb.com)
 
Sign Up with Evergreen Fire Rescue's Community Connect
It's free and secure. Give Evergreen Fire Rescue and Elk Creek Fire District the information they need to help you fast. Community Connect gives first responders visual details on an emergency location to help facilitate faster response to your home. ​Add as much or as little to your profile as you want.   Community Connect Enrollment  
 
 
 

Get prepared for wildfire before it strikes by following Ready, Set, Go!
Don’t let the first time you educate yourself on Wildland fire be in the aftermath.

Be Ready – Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildfire so your home is ready in case of a fire.  Create defensible space and use fire-resistant landscaping.  Also harden your home against flying embers.  Assemble a Go-Bag with emergency supplies and belongings in a safe spot.  Ensure you have a plan of what to take, specific escape routes and where to go. Make sure everyone residing within your home is on the same page. 
 
Get Set – Prepare your family and home ahead of time for the possibility of having to evacuate at a moment's notice. Pack your vehicle with your emergency items.  Stay abreast of the latest news, through local news crews and www.inciweb.org for updated information on the fire. Also utilize www.gcemergency.com from your computer.
 
Be Ready to Go – When wildfire strikes, go early for your safety. Following your Action Plan makes you prepared at this step of the process and gives your family and home the best chance of surviving a wildfire.  
 
 
Key Wildfire Resources
 
Rotary Wildfire Ready - https://www.rotarywildfireready.com/
Contains a vast amount of wildfire ready resources, including guides on Hardening your home, Defensible Space & Fire Resistant Landscaping, Creating Wildfire Action Plans, Go-Bags and Pre-Evacuation Preparedness & Evacuation Steps.   Their mission is to increase wildfire awareness and wildfire preparedness in our communities, and help make our residents safer from the threat of wildfire.
 
Evergreen Fire Rescue - https://www.evergreenfirerescue.com/

My Mountain Town - https://mymountaintown.com/
Great source of information on emergency topics for Evergreen, Conifer, Pine, Bailey, Genesee, Lookout Mountain and FairPlay. 

Emergency Communication Resources 
 
In Case of Emergency - Call 911
Dispatch (Non-Emergency) - (970) 385-1324
 
Twitter Feeds 
Alpine Rescue Team - @AlpineRescue
Evergreen Fire Rescue - @efr_co​​
Jeffcom911 - @jeffcom911co
JeffCo Sheriff @jeffcosheriffco
My Mountain Town @mymountaintown
 
Facebook
Alpine Rescue Team @AlpineRescue
​Evergreen Fire Rescue @EvergreenFireRescue
JeffCom 911 @JeffCom911 
JeffCo Sheriff @JeffersonCountySheriff 
My Mountain Town @MyMountainTown