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Written by  SARA WILLIAMS, CBCP Thursday, 13 October 2011 19:32

Emergency Evacuation Procedures from the Fry Fire Department in Sierra Vista, Ariz. A) Three levels of evacuation readiness Evacuation alert – In effect when fire danger is extreme. May be in effect for weeks or months. Evacuation watch – Will occur when a fire or other threat is imminent, moving toward occupied area, and resources are mobilized to fight it. May last a few hours to days. Mandatory evacuation – Will occur when emergency officials order people to leave ahead of advancing fire or other threat. B) How will we know when it is time to evacuate? When an “evacuation alert” is called, watch for updates from the sheriff’s office, US Forest Service, and Fry Fire District. Residents should check for updates at one of the Fry Fire District Stations or by phone non-emergency number at 378-2665. During the “evacuation watch” level you will be