Fire, Water and Roads

Evacuation Plan for Pinebrook

Pinebrook’s Evacuation Plan is designed to enable the largest amount of residents to evacuate and still allow the greatest amount of emergency vehicles to access our streets. DO NOT DRIVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE STREETS! Emergency vehicles need the up side to be clear so that they can enter Pinebrook. Please follow any directions given by officials. Once you leave, you probably will not be able to return until the all clear is given. It is important to leave as early as possible! Make sure you take your medicines, extra water, children, pets, a radio, batteries, contact information, credit cards and cash. Keep cash ready, as there might not be any ATM’s available. Keep photos ready to grab. Also, a fire extinguisher in the car is a good idea. Set up a contact person out of the area that family and friends know to call. Cell service might not work as well, so one phone call might be all that you can make. When the call comes, evacuate as early as possible. Please evacuate along your designated route. DO NOT TIE UP BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD!

 

DESIGNATED ROUTES:

If youlive East of Pinebrook Road (Ecker HillSide), please evacuate down Pinebrook Road toward old entrance (past Park City Academy). Once you hit Kilby Road you can go either direction depending on circumstances.
If you live West of Pinebrook Road (Sunridge Eagleridge or Pineridge) please exit as follows:

  • Pineridge: Exit on Buckboard, left onto Sunridge, left on Gamble to Cedar Drive.
  • Sunridge: Sunridge Blvd–left on Gamble to Cedar Drive.
  • Eagleridge: Please exit through Pinebrook Point onto Pinebrook Blvd.

DO NOT DRIVE ON WRONG SIDE OF STREET! Emergency vehicles need the up side to be clear so that they can enter Pinebrook. Please follow any directions given by officials. Once you leave, you probably will not be able to return until the all clear is given. It is important to leave as early as possible! Make sure you take your medicines, extra water, children, pets, a radio, batteries, contact information, credit cards and cash. Keep cash ready, as there might not be any ATM’s available. Keep photos ready to grab. Also, a fire extinguisher in the car is a good idea. Set up a contact person, out of the area, that family and friends know to call. Cell service might not work as well, so one phone call might be all that you can make.

 

FIRE PREVENTION

The recent fires in California should serve as a reminder to us all to be aware of our environment and what we can do to keep our homes and our families safe. The Fire Safe Council, located in Sacramento California, offers the following safety tips for what we can do as individuals to prevent house fires (please see http://firesafecouncil.org/education/checklist/listfsc.doc for the complete list):

  • Remove branches within 10 feet of your chimney and dead branches over hanging your roof.
  • Remove dead leaves and needles from your roof and gutters
  • Cover your chimney outlet and stove pipe with a non flammable screen of 1/2 in chor smaller mesh
  • Create a “defensible space” by removing all flammable vegetation at least 30 feet from all structures
  • Never prune near power lines. Call your local utility company first.
  • Landscape with fire resistant plants
  • On slopes or in high fire hazard areas remove flammable vegetation out to 100 feet or more
  • Space native trees and shrubs at least 10 feet apart
  • For trees taller than 18 feet, remove the lower branches within six feet of the ground
  • Maintain all plants by regularly watering, and by removing dead branches,leaves and needles
  • Store matches and lighters out of the reach of children
  • Make certain that the electrical outlets are designed to handle appliance loads
  • Stack wood piles at least 30 feet from structures and remove vegetation within 10 feet of woodpiles
  • Locate LPG tanks (butane and propane) at least 30 feet from any structure and maintain 10 feet of clearance
  • Remove all stacks of construction materials, pine needles, leaves and other debris from your yard.