Fire Evacuation Information
To prepare for and respond to a threatening wildfire:
- We suggest that you sign up to receive Code Red alerts from Yavapai County. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office now utilizes CodeRED® as its Emergency Notification System. With this service, they can send messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information when an emergency or time-sensitive issue arises. These alerts will give you an early warning in case a wildfire is threatening our area.
Check out the Arizona Emergency Information Network (AZEIN) which details what to do before, during and after a wildfire evacuation.
Arizona's hot, dry climate is perfect for wildfires. In fact, more than 1,500 wildfires occur in Arizona each year. Wildfires often begin unnoticed and can spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes.
- Many of us have horses, dogs, cats, and other animals. However, if a wildfire breaks out when you are not at home, emergency responders may not allow you back into your home to evacuate your pets. Therefore, it is very important to work with your neighbors to ensure that someone has access to your home and is familiar with your pets so they can be safely evacuated. Cheryl Searer (email@example.com, 928.460.2957) and Bob Whitney (firstname.lastname@example.org , 928.999.4655) have generously offered to lead this effort to organize teams that would help neighbors evacuate other's animals.
If you are interested in being part of a team, please contact Cheryl or Bob. If you are not interested in being part of a team, please make sure you have other arrangements in place with neighbors. We suggest you review the Animal Disaster Services (ADS) website; this site has a wealth of information on preparedness for animal evacuations. They operate under the direction of Yavapai County Management Services to provide an Animal Shelter in Prescott, AZ during an emergency evacuation.
- And finally, here is a Las Vegas Ranch Estates map with our major escape routes identified. These are the main routes out of the neighborhood, but not the only ways out. Many of these lead to dirt roads that are in varying degrees of repair. Please familiarize yourself with these routes and any others that you feel are important. Also, please note that the Slate Road Exit route crosses the Kenson's private property. This route should only be used in the event that the North Camp Wood exit is blocked. The Kenson's have graciously offered to allow people to cross their property ONLY in the event of an emergency. Access is not granted for any other purpose.
Let's hope we are prepared for an event which does not occur. Again, please contact Cheryl or Bob to be included in the animal evacuation teams.