Multiple agencies come together for ready set go campaign

The Natrona County Fire Districts Brush Truck 7 on June 4
The Natrona County Fire Districts Brush Truck 7 on June 4(Bobbee Russell)
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 6:18 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The summer heat is here and so are the conditions for wildfires. Multiple Natrona County law enforcement and safety agencies came together for the ready, set go campaign. Fire officials say now is the time to be prepared.

The ready portion of their campaign means people know where their electricity, gas and water controls are and how to shut them off. This also means they have a fire extinguisher and know how to use it.

The set portion means there is a wildfire and people are prepared to evacuate. They don’t want people to wait for approval to evacuate if they feel like they are in danger. The Go phase means law enforcement will inform people they need to leave. Choosing to leave early can help from roads getting crowded with traffic.

Leighton Burgen, a firefighter and public information officer for the Natrona County Fire District, said another way to be prepared is to clean up dead tree tranches.

“We have burn permits available here at the Natrona County Fire District. It’s $25 and it’s good for a calendar year,” Burgen said. He added this needs to be done as soon as possible because fire warnings might not allow for burning next month.

Community members can get quick updates from Natrona County Emergency Management by signing up for AlertSense here and following them on Facebook @natronaema.

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