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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Wildfire Preparedness & Safety

Residents  Contra Costa  County Guide-1

Stay prepared for wildfires and potential power outages. Tips include knowing how to manually open your garage door, parking your car in the direction you want to leave in, and evacuating when an order is issued for your safety.    

Fire officials urge prevention and caution during wildfire danger season. Con Fire and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office have published a guide for County residents to help prepare themselves, their families, and neighbors in the event of a wildfire. 

View and download Contra Costa County Residents Guide to Wildfire Preparedness & Evacuation (PDF) and Guide to Wildfire Preparedness & Evacuation in Spanish (PDF).

Power outages may occur during fire season and high heat. You can Prepare For A Power Outage (PDF) or in Spanish Preparándose Para Un Apagón (PDF). Update your contact information with PG&E to ensure notifications of outages.

For information about power outages, see the PG&E website. Find PG&E address lookup and outage map. See ways to prepare for an outage. For PG&E language assistance, visit its website or call 1-866-743-6589.

Register to get emergency alerts via cell phone, email, or landline with the Contra Costa Community Warning System (CWS).

See tips to stay safe and prepared in hot weather.

Learn about Defensible Space Self-Assessment or see the flyer below. See information about weed abatement and defensible space. Visit Contra Costa County Fire Protection District at