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Kentfield Fire Protection District News and Announcements

Evacuation Presentation and Drill: May 30, 2019

Kentfield Fire Protection District, KWPOA, and FIRESafe MARIN will host an evacuation presentation and notification system "drill" for all Kent Woodlands residents May 30, 2019 at the Bacich community center from 7PM-9PM.  Be sure to register for Alert Marin (www.alertmarin.org) to receive the evacuation drill notification that evening.  Learn More about Marin's Emergency Notification Systems at www.firesafemarin.org/preparedness/evacuation.
 
All Residents of Kentfield and Central Marin Fire Districts are welcome to attend (Kentfield, Greenbrae, Larkspur, Corte Madera).  Only residents of Kent Woodlands will receive the evacuation drill notification via Alert Marin.

Evacuation Preparedness and Notifications

During wildfires, Marin residents should be prepared to monitor multiple sources for fire and life safety information.  Emergency managers will use several methods to distribute fire information: Alert Marin, Nixle, Social Media, local TV and radio, and social media (Facebook and Twitter) are the primary outlets.  Don't neglect to use your own senses - look, listen, and smell for signs of fire and changing conditions!

ALERT MARIN

Emergency Alerts
WHEN DO WE USE IT?

  • When ACTION is needed at a SPECIFIC ADDRESS
  • Imminent flooding, wildfires, and evacuations with life safety implications
  • During-event information about evacuation routes, shelters, transportation
  • Other public safety incidents where lives may be at risk

NIXLE

Information Notices
WHEN DO WE USE IT?

  • When INFORMATION is needed in a ZIP CODE
  • Road closures, general updates, issues affecting larger areas
  • Post-disaster information about shelters, transportation, or supplies
  • Police activity and general public safety information

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor
WHEN DO WE USE IT?

  • Less critical and low level UPDATES intended for larger populations
  • Traffic updates, road closures,incident updates, and contact information
  • Safety announcement, power outages, minor issues, frequent updates
  • Disaster recovery resources

ALERT MARIN

During a wildfire, "Alert Marin" is used to provide notice by phone, text, email, or app when an ACTION must be taken at a SPECIFIC ADDRESS.

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Wildfire Hazard Inspections Begin in mid-May

Are You Ready for Wildfire? All Kentfield residents should receive a Wildfire Hazard pamphlet in the mail this week. Use the tips on the inside of this pamphlet to reduce flammable vegetation and other hazards on your property. Use fire resistant plants (www.firesafemarin.org/plants) and design your landscaping to beautify your home while improving...
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