MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Fire season is upon us and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community of valuable informational resources available to them in the event a fire breaks out near their property. We encourage you to take all warnings and orders seriously, as not adhering to these instructions can lead to injury or death.
Please sign up for the Everbridge Alert System. This is a free service where the Sheriff’s Office can deliver you notifications about a potential safety hazard or concern. You will receive a message to the email, voice or text communication methods that you have registered. There is no need to respond to messages received, as this is a one-way communication tool.
You may also visit www.fresnosheriff.org and look for the Everbridge logo on the homepage to register.
A direct link to the registration page can be accessed by clicking here.
Here is some important terminology for the public to understand during a fire.
Green means no evacuations.
Yellow is an evacuation warning.
Red is an evacuation order.
An Evacuation Warning means there is a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate and those with pets/livestock should leave now.
An Evacuation Order means there is immediate threat to life. This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access.
If evacuated, please make sure to take the following items with you
- Identification (driver license, passport, etc.)
- Personal electronics (computer, cell phone, tablet)
- Medications and eyeglasses
- Valuable papers (including something with your physical address printed for re-entry)
For a direct link to the map, please click here.
If you are in need of help transporting animals out during a fire, the Central California Animal Disaster Team is available to assist. Please visit www.ccadt.org. Links are available on the website for you to fill out a request form.
For more comprehensive fire safety information, please click here.