3/1/18 – Ready, Set, Go! (RSG), a nationwide program adopted by the 15 Arizona Sheriffs, educates residents about proactive measures to take before an emergency and actions to follow when communities are threatened.
The program’s three tenets encourage Arizonans to get READY by preparing now for what threatens their community, be SET by maintaining awareness of significant danger and to GO, evacuate immediately when the danger is current and life-threatening.
READY – Prepare Now
Be aware of the hazards that can threaten your community.
Register with your county/tribal emergency notification system.
Connect with your Emergency Management/Sheriff’s Office on social media.
Take steps now to prepare for seasonal threats.
Make a family communication plan that includes family phone numbers, out-of-town contacts and family meeting locations.
Assemble an emergency supplies kit (Go Kit). Start with the five P’s; people and pet supplies, prescriptions, papers, personal needs and priceless items.
Check with your neighbors, family, friends, and elders to ensure they are READY.
Keep up to date on local news, weather watches and warnings.
SET – Be Alert
There is significant danger in your area.
Residents should consider voluntarily relocating to a shelter or with family/friends outside the affected area.
Grab your emergency supplies kit.
Keep in mind unique needs for your family or special equipment for pets and livestock.
Stay aware of the latest news and information from public safety officials.
This might be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee they will be able to notify everyone if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Be SET to GO.
GO! – Evacuate
Danger in your area is current and life threatening.
Residents should evacuate immediately to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area.
If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand emergency services may not be able to assist you further.
Follow instructions from emergency personnel, stay on designated evacuation routes and avoid closed areas.