Bushfire Emergency Plan
If you experience a fire emergency, follow these steps:
- Know the fire danger ratings and what they mean. Use them as your trigger to stay or leave the area.
- Don’t wait and see. It is extremely dangerous to leave after there are signs of fire in your area. Come up with a plan to decide when to leave, where you will go and how you will get there.
- Consider moving children, the elderly and people with illness or disability, as well as animals, away from danger as early as possible.
- If you live in or intend to travel to a high-risk bushfire area, know the location of the nearest bushfire safer place, meeting point or evacuation centre and how to get there.
- Check emergency reports on FM radio and Internet to stay up to date with conditions.
- Always notify your family and friends of your plans and intensions to stay or go.
- Make sure your bushfire survival kit is ready and you know of its location.
- Call 911 (emergency) if you are in danger and say ‘fire’ to the operator.
- Use Helply community and mobile application to:
- share a public safety message to inform others;
- post an emergency alert if you need immediate assistance from the community;
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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Tuesday, killing at least one person. Governor of Puerto Rico, Mrs. Wanda Vázquez, announced the island is in an official state of emergency.
“We’ve never been exposed to this kind of emergency in 102 years,” said Mrs. Vázquez in Spanish.