• Maintain a list of emergency contact numbers posted near your phone and in your emergency supply kit.
  • Subscribe to neighborhood email groups and BMFPD's twitter account for fire updates.
  • Have a portable radio or scanner so you can stay updated on the fire.
  • Develop your fire evacuation plan and practice family fire drills. Ensure that all family members are aware of and understand escape routes, meeting points and other emergency details.
  • Contact Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and ensure that your home telephone number and other important phone numbers appear in the county’s Reverse 911 or other emergency notification database. Sign up here.
  • Prepare a “grab and go” disaster supply kit that will last at least three days, containing your family’s and pets’ necessary items, such as cash, water, clothing, food, first aid and prescription medicines.
  • Ensure that an outdoor water supply is available. If it is safe to do so, make a hose and nozzle available for responding firefighters. The hose should be long enough to reach all parts of the house.


Immediate Evacuation Checklist

evacuation notification checklist

Often you are given advance warning of an evacuation.  In this situation, and only if you have time: 

  • Dress to prevent burns - wear long pants, boots, goggles, cap, bandana if you have them, but don’t waste time looking
  • Move propane and BBQ appliances away from structures
  • Place a ladder against the house
  • Move combustible deck furniture inside
  • Leave doors closed but unlocked
  • If the evacuation order comes, act immediately.  Load people and pets and GO!  Follow the pink arrows or other traffic direction.  Fires and other hazards running before the Boulder winds or down the canyons can be there in minutes.  

Shelter and family rendezvous point at the New Life Church, 28th and Jay Road.  When you reach the Church, sign in so we can monitor your safety and status.  If you cannot get to the church, call 303 440 0235 with a brief report so we’ll know your family status.