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Hebgen Basin Fire District

Providing emergency services within the Hebgen Basin

Emergency Alerts

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Emergency Preparedness

3 Simple Preparedness Tasks

1.  Develop a plan on what to do if you are involved in an emergency.  Ask these questions:

  • Do you know what risks you face in your neighborhood?  Think about wildfires, railroad accidents, flooding, earthquakes, and more.  Keep these in mind when considering the following.
  • How will family share their status with each other?  This might be calling an out of town relative or some sort of social media.  Don't plan on just calling your family directly.
  • Do you have a pre-established meeting location that isn't your home?  If you can't go home, where does the family go?  Consider a friend's house, work, church, or other place. 
  • If you have to leave your house, what is the best route to your meeting place?  It might be different than everyday based on your local hazards (ie:  you normally cross a bridge that may get damaged).
  • Do you know what you need to take with you in an evacuation?  Think along the lines of official documents, money, medicine, pet supplies, and other seemingly everyday items.

2.  Do you have the emergency supplies your family needs to sustain you until you can be re-supplied?  In a large disaster you should plan on being self sufficient for an extended period of at least 72 hours.  Think food and water, medical supplies, pet needs, or any other items you need to survive on your own.  This discussion applies to both staying in your house and if you have to leave (you must be able to easily take it with you).

3.  Now go over all this as a family.  Consider writing it down and walking through it to help everyone remember your plan.  If a bad day happens to affect your family, stress will be high and everyone stands a better chance of remembering the plan if they have practiced it.

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Further Planning

Ready, Set, Go! - MT Wildland Fire Action Guide

Living With Fire - Homeowners' Firesafe Guide for MT