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I. READY: Create and maintain defensible space and harden your home against flying embers.


II. SET: Prepare your family and home ahead of time for the possibility of having to evacuate. Ensure you have a plan of what to take and where to go. Ask friends or relatives outside your area if you would be able to stay with them, should the need arise. Check with hotels, motels and campgrounds to learn if they are open. Stay up to date with these websites:

III. GO!: When wildfire strikes, the response plan for Valle Escondido for each incident may be different. Instructions will be based according to the location of the fire and the agency in charge (local, county, national). Initial information may be on websites, but we must also rely on door-to-door evacuation instructions from the agency in charge.  Depending upon the fire incident, this might include:

Shelter in Place - in your home
Shelter in Community – at the clubhouse, on the golf course, in a pasture, at the fire station
Evacuate – leave Valle Escondido by a certain time

omplete information about READY, SET, GO! can be found at:


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