#WenatcheeComplex #WAFire Wildfire Evacuation Checklist ^MARH


Attire and Equipment

  • Wear only cotton or wool clothes.
  • Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt or jacket and boots.
  • Carry gloves, a handkerchief to cover your face, water to drink, and goggles.
  • Keep a flashlight and portable radio with you at all times.
  • Tune in to a local radio station and listen for instructions.

Your Family

  • Evacuate all family members.
  • Make sure to designate a safe meeting place and contact person.
  • Relay your plans to the contact person.
  • Evacuate pets.


  • Place vehicles in the garage, pointing out with keys in the ignition.
  • Roll up the windows.
  • Close the garage door, but leave it unlocked.
  • Disconnect the electric garage door opener so that the door can be opened manually.

Inside the House

  • Close all interior doors.
  • Leave a light on in each room.
  • Close fire-resistant drapes, shutters, and venetian blinds.
  • Turn off all pilot lights.
  • Move overstuffed furniture, such as couches and easy chairs, to the center of the room.

Outside the House

  • Place combustible patio furniture in the house or garage.
  • Shut off propane at the tank or natural gas at the meter.
  • Close all exterior vents if possible.
  • Prop a non-combustible ladder against the house to provide firefighters with easy access to the roof.
  • Make sure that all garden hoses are connected to faucets and attach nozzles set on “spray”.
  • Close all exterior doors and windows.
  • Remove firewood and grills or any stored combustibles near your home.
  • Turn on outside lights and tie a white towel or sheet on your front door; this advises emergency responders that your home has been evacuated.
  • If you have an emergency water source (pool, pond, etc. ) and/or portable pump, clearly mark its availability so it can be seen from the street.

Essentials (to place in car)

  • Important documents (bank, IRS, trust, investment, insurance policy, birth certificates, medical records)
  • Credit and ATM cards
  • Medications
  • Prescription glasses
  • Driver’s license
  • Passport
  • Computer backup files
  • Inventory of home contents
  • Photograph the exterior of the house and landscape if there’s time.
  • Address book.
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Personal toiletries
  • Change of clothing (for three days), sleeping bag or blanket
  • Family photo albums and videos
  • Family heirlooms

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