Chino Valley Fire Launches Red Flag Community Alert Program

Courtesy of the Chino Valley Fire District

Chino – The Chino Valley Fire District is launching a Red Flag Community Alert Program. The Red Flag Program is designed to promote awareness of critical wildfire weather conditions and community preparedness. During red flag warning conditions, all Fire District facilities will fly a red flag until the warning has expired. Information on red flag warnings will be disseminated via Public Service Announcements and through all Fire District social media platforms.

Critical weather conditions that would trigger a red flag warning include severe heat, low relative humidity, high winds, and low fuel moistures (dry vegetation).

During a red flag warning, residents are urged to use extreme caution when operating spark or flame producing equipment in grass or brush areas. Residents of the Sleepy Hollow community in Carbon Canyon will be asked to restrict street parking to provide necessary clearance for firefighting vehicles.

The Fire District encourages the community to be prepared by knowing about the wildfire action plan, Ready! Set! Go! The plan offers tips to residents on creating defensible space around their homes, making their homes fire safe, and having a good evacuation plan.

For more information on the Ready! Set! Go wildfire action plan, visit http://www.chinovalleyfire.org and click on Emergency Preparedness under the Community Relations tab.