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Tier II Reporting Notice
Wyoming Office of Homeland Security is now the sole TIER II reporting location for the state of Wyoming.
Please see the Wyoming Tier II Portal for all of your TIER II Reporting Requirements:
Disasters can strike at any time and any place. In Sublette County we are at risk for several different types of disasters - from floods and fires, to earthquakes and hazardous materials incidents. For more information related to emergency preparedness and planning, current disaster information, new emergency plans and revisions please visit the Sublette County Emergency Management Facebook page.
Alert sense - Sublette county emergency notification system
READY, SET, GO for FIRE evacuation
READY – “Get Ready” (Technically everyone should always be in the Ready stage)
Checklist for outside
Know where your gas, electric and water main shut-off controls are
Clean roofs and gutters of dead leaves, debris and pine needles that could catch embers
Enclose under-eaves and soffit vents or screen with metal mesh to prevent ember entry
SET – “Be Prepared” “Be Alert” (Fire has started and is becoming a concern and could likely lead to evacuations)
Monitor fire weather conditions and fire status https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
Consider evacuation if you have pets, livestock, or anyone who may require extra time
IF YOU FEEL YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER LEAVE! DON’T WAIT!
Alert family and neighbors
Ensure Emergency Supply Kit is ready to go (battery powered radio, spare batteries, drinking water, etc.)
Remain close to your house, ensure accountability of family and pets
Inside checklist if time allows
Close all windows and doors, leaving them unlocked
Remove all shades and curtains from windows
Move furniture to the center of the room, away from windows and doors
Turn off pilot lights and air conditioning
Leave your lights on so firefighters can see your house under smoky conditions
Outside checklist if time allows
Bring combustible items from the exterior of the house inside (e.g., patio furniture, children’s toys, door mats, etc.)
Turn off propane tanks and other gas at the meter
Leave exterior lights on
Move flammable material away from the wall exteriors of home – mulch, flammable plants, leaves and needles, firewood piles, outdoor furniture – anything that can burn
GO! – “ACT EARLY” (Evacuations have been put in place)
By leaving early you give your family the best chance of surviving a wildland fire. You also help firefighters by keeping roads clear of congestion, and avoid dangerous low visibility with heavy smoke. Flying embers and Spot fires can happen up to a mile ahead of the flame front with high winds.
WHEN TO LEAVE
Do not wait to be advised to leave if there is a possible threat to your home or evacuation route. Leave early to avoid being caught in fire, smoke or road congestion. Don’t wait to be told by authorities to leave. IF YOU FEEL YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER LEAVE! DON’T WAIT! If you are advised to leave, don’t hesitate!
WHERE TO GO
Leave to a predetermined location- to a low risk area
HOW TO GET THERE
Choose the safest route away from the fire. Have several travel routes in case one route is blocked by the fire or emergency vehicles. Stay informed on current road status, closures and hazards
WHAT TO TAKE
Take your emergency supply kit containing your family and pet’s medications and necessary items
EVACUATION PLANNING & KITS
It is important to make sure that your entire family is prepared and informed in the event of a disaster or emergency. You may not always be together when these events take place and should have plans for making sure you are able to contact and find one another. The American Red Cross suggests meeting with your family or household members to discuss how to prepare and respond to emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play. For more detailed information on creating a disaster preparedness plan visit The Red Cross website.
Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:
Water—one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
First aid kit
Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Cell phone with chargers
Family and emergency contact information
Map(s) of the area
For more detailed information about how to create a kit for your family or workplace visit The Red Cross Website