All canyon residents are urged to join the Glendale Fire Department’s evacuation drill Saturday May 14th at 9 am. In case of a fast-moving wildfire or other disaster, nobody wants their family, friends, or pets trapped in the canyon. A trial run now for both Glendale First Responders and canyon neighbors will spell future safety!
What will happen during the drill?
You will be notified via text, voice message or email at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 14 that the drill is on, where to go and what to do. (Hint: We will be evacuating to a nearby undisclosed location where there may be a small thank-you gift waiting.)
What Do I do NOW, what’s the 1st step?
Step 1. – Sign up here, right now, to the Glendale Emergency Notification System. It takes just a minute and this is truly a lifesaver. If and when an emergency strikes, Glendale will notify and guide you to safety. See how great it works the morning of our May 14 drill.
Who is invited to participate?
All Chevy Chase Canyon residents. Residents will be notified via text, voice, or email to exercise their household emergency plans and evacuate.
Why practice evacuating?
To give canyon residents an opportunity to prepare for an emergency that may require an evacuation. Your participation will help first responders and public safety personnel improve their response.
How can you prepare for the exercise?
Visit www.GlendaleFire.org, click on the Emergency Preparedness button and follow the steps below.
Follow these 4 steps to prepare for an emergency:
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
When emergencies strike, public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert you. You can sign up for Glendale Citizen Alerts here.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Use the resources here to build your kit. Consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for petsor seniors.
Be a good neighbor and get involved. Join the Glendale Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and learn how to help your community before, during and after an emergency!