FIRE PREPAREDNESS GOALS FOR THE TANO ROAD AREA

Following is a summary of the presentation given by Art Jensen at the Annual Meeting, Nov 4, 2016:

  1. Promote awareness of hazards and three simple steps to save lives
    • Ensure the regional 911 center has all of your contact information to receive prompt notifications of nearby fires (Takes five minutes – see link below)
    • Ensure you know what route(s) you can take to safety if a fire is approaching your home (Many of us live on dead end roads)
    • Install smoke sensors and alarm systems if you don’t already have them
  2. Encourage routine risk reduction measures to protect property
    • Sign up for an initial property hazard assessment (See link below)
    • Schedule fuel reduction work each spring (A small investment to reduce risks to your lives and property)

Helpful websites for property owners:

Register with regional 911 center for emergency notifications
https://www.santafecountynm.gov/public_safety/recc
https://santafe911.onthealert.com/Terms/Index/?ReturnUrl=%2f

Property hazard assessments
http://wildfirenetwork.org/index.php/projects/tesuque-valley-firewise

Planning
https://nmfireinfo.com/information/before-a-wildfire/

Safety and evacuation
https://www.santafecountynm.gov/fire/emergency_management_division/evacuation_planning_guide