The Camp Creek Fire
Evacuation Levels - what they mean and how to prepare
During a wildfire, three levels of evacuation are used: Level 1 - Get Ready; Level 2 - Be Set; and Level 3 - Go!
It's helpful to familiarize yourself with what these different levels mean and what you can do to prepare yourself and your family for evacuation. A detailed explanation of each evacuation level (with recommended actions you can take), can be found on publicalerts.org/evacuation, or you can view and print this downloadable informational sheet (this document is being translated into multiple languages)
If you are looking for up to date information about wildfires, there are several online resources:
- Regional information about current wildfires can be found on the Public Alerts Wildfire page.
- The State of Oregon has compiled a page for Oregon Wildfire Resources and hosts a dashboard for Fires and Hotspots with an interactive map. They also have statewide evacuation information.
- Inciweb has information about wildfires across the United States.
- Multnomah County's Smoke and Wildfire page contains information and resources for smoke and air quality.
Wildfire Prevention and Safety Information
There are also many great resources that can help you protect your home and your loved ones:
- Living With Fire, a Guide for the Homeowner (3.51 MB) is a publication released by the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordinating Group. The guide has information on fire behavior, how to create an effective defensible space, and other tips and considerations in making your home survivable.
- The Before Wildfire Strikes handbook (4.42 MB) was written with a focus on homeowners and communities in Josephine County in SW Oregon, but it is full of good information that is applicable for any rural area with little fire protection. The NFPA's Firewise program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. Learn more about the program and view educational materials here.
- Help protect your home from wildfire is through landscaping. This page provides resources for Fire Safe Landscaping. The Fire-resistant plants for home landscapes (4.63 MB) publication can help with the selection of plants that may reduce your risk from wildfire.
- Wildfire Tips from the federal government's Ready.gov website.
Fire Departments and Fire Districts within Multnomah County
- Corbett Fire District (Fire District 14)
- Gresham Fire and Emergency Services (Fire District 10) - provides life safety services to city residents and contract districts for residents living in the cities of Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village and areas of unincorporated Multnomah County
- Portland Fire and Rescue
- Port of Portland Fire
- Sauvie Island Fire Department (Fire District 30)