Wildfire Preparedness

Bear Valley Springs Community Wildfire Response Plan Summary

This comprehensive plan equips our residents with information, resources, and necessary steps to effectively respond to potential disaster situations.

Plan Overview

Living in a rural area like ours requires every resident to assume personal responsibility for their safety and well-being. Our unique landscape presents risks from wildfires and earthquakes, which can have immediate and significant impacts. By being educated and prepared, we can minimize the impact of such disasters.

The Wildfire Response Plan is divided into several key sections:

  1. Pre-Disaster Preparation: Emphasizes the importance of homeowner's insurance review, home safety measures, personal evacuation plans, and the signing up for Smart911.com service.
  2. Notification: Explains the process of how residents will be informed about any potential disaster situation and how to respond.
  3. Resident Relocation/Zones: Details the available safe Refuge Points within the Valley, which can protect residents until evacuation recommendations are lifted.
  4. Resident Evacuation: Outlines the process of evacuating the Valley under varying conditions of urgency.

Residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with each section to better understand their roles and responsibilities in disaster situations.

Important Reminders

  • Ensure your property and residence is hardened against potential disaster impacts.
  • Regularly review disaster preparedness documentation and discuss these plans with your family members.
  • Register as a user with NIXLE by texting the keyword BVSAlerts to 888777 to ensure you can receive emergency notifications.
  • In the event of a disaster, be prepared for relocation and identify the best Refuge Point under various disaster scenarios.

Why You Should Read the Full Plan

This plan is critical to every resident's safety and wellbeing. Its in-depth guidelines and tips will provide valuable insights for disaster preparedness. Don't wait for a disaster to strike before familiarizing yourself with the plan. Invest some time today to read the full plan, protect yourself, and be a responsible member of our Bear Valley Springs community.

Explore the full Wildfire Response Plan.

Remember, being prepared is not just about protecting yourself; it's about ensuring the safety and security of our whole community. By understanding and following this plan, we can all contribute to making Bear Valley Springs a safer place to live.

Preparedness Resources
& Information
Click Here for the Wildfire Response Plan
CalFire Bark Beetle Fact sheet
District Emergency Operations Plan Pt 1 of 2
District Emergency Operations Plan Pt 2 of 2
Emergency Planning Checklist
Wildfire - Evacuation Guidelines
Wildfire - Animal Evacuation
Wildfire - CalFire Defensible Space
Wildfire - How to Make Your Home Fire Safe
Wildfire - Ready, Set, Go! Your Personal Action Plan
Wildfire - What to do Before, During, and After
Wildfire - Yard Maintenance Safety
Wildfire Preparedness - Seasonal actions to reduce your risk and promote tree health