Monday, April 17, 2017

Make a Plan Mondays

Always in search of creative ideas to help engage our communities in becoming more fire adapted, the folks in Central Oregon have come together to create Make A Plan Mondays - a six week installment series hosted by Deschutes County's Project Wildfire to highlight what citizens should do to prepare for evacuation. 

With support from the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network  the series kicked off today with Week 1: Evacuation Basics (the video above) and will proceed with new videos each Monday for the next five weeks. Topics include: Building Go Kits, preparing your children, preparing to evacuate special/vulnerable populations, preparing your business for evacuation, and preparing for pet evacuation. The promotion and videos run on Project Wildfire's website, local radio and TV and through social media outlets.   

"We have a great history of collaboration in Central Oregon so we worked with our partners to create a valuable message with information on evacuation preparation," said Alison Green, Program Coordinator for Project Wildfire. "Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, the American Red Cross and the Central Oregon Humane Society all play a starring role in delivering the message," Green added.  

The promotional blitz is all digital with web banners, wallpapers and videos and will be archived for further outreach after the six-week campaign is done.

Project Wildfire is a network hub in the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network and strives to prevent deaths, injuries, property loss and environmental damage from wildfire in Deschutes County, Oregon. Along with their partners, Project Wildfire is making great strides leading a community to live with wildland fire.    

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