FOREST RANCH, Calif. - The Forest Ranch Fire Safe Council is sponsoring a community-wide evacuation drill on Saturday, April 28th from 9 a.m. to 10 am. Traffic on Highway 32 may be slower than usual in the vicinity of Forest Ranch between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
At 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., two calls will go out from the Butte County Sheriff's Office advising Forest Ranch homeowners who wish to participate, to take their "Go Bags" and pet information to the Public Assembly Point at the Forest Ranch Charter School by 10 am.
The purpose of this voluntary Drill is to bring the community together and help prepare them for situations that may compromise safety.
A team of volunteers throughout Forest Ranch neighborhoods have been spreading the word person to person about this voluntary evacuation practice since March.
At the Public Assembly Point at the school, the Sacramento River Watershed Program and Butte County Fire Safe Council will be facilitating a corresponding workshop. Participants in the drill will review how to be even better prepared for unexpected situations.
Representatives from CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff's Office, North Valley Animal Disaster Group, CSU, Chico, the Butte County Fire Safe Council and the Sacramento River Watershed Program will talk about the history of fire in the Sacramento River Watershed along with current conditions, management challenges, and efforts to safeguard communities and the environment against catastrophic fires.
Media is invited to cover the event.
For questions, please call: Marti Leicester, Forest Ranch Fire Safe Council representative, at (530-891-4075.